be no bed of roses

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be no bed of roses

To be an especially challenging or unpleasant situation. Of course that project is no bed of roses—why else would they assign it to a lowly intern like me? I'm glad we broke up, but having to be around my ex-boyfriend in the office is no bed of roses.
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