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a bed of roses

An easy, comfortable situation. After John complained about his long, tiring day at work, his father turned to him and said, "You didn't think your new job in construction was going to be a bed of roses, did you?"
See also: bed, of, rose

bed of roses

A comfortable or luxurious position, as in Taking care of these older patients is no bed of roses. This metaphor, first recorded in 1635, is often used in a negative context, as in the example. Also see bowl of cherries.
See also: bed, of, rose

bed of roses

n. a luxurious situation; an easy life. Who said life would be a bed of roses?
See also: bed, of, rose
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The plot of No Bed of Roses is not being revealed -- not as yet -- but we know that Bangladeshi actor Nusrat Imroz Tisha (known for her roles in Farooki's Third Person Singular Number, which was the country's 2011 Oscar submission in the foreign language category, and The Clay Bird, which was part of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight in 2002) will star opposite Khan.
A salesman's life at best is not a bed of roses, and the very fact that he has courage to get out and seek to sell the goods or services of his employer should raise him in the eyes of the person with whom he seeks an interview.
But Chellas is the first to admit that studying at the Centre isn't all a bed of roses.
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His most important novels are The Body (1949), A Bed of Roses (1954), The Loving Eye (1956), and Goodbye (1966).
We're on target right now, but it is not a bed of roses," Bourque admits.
IT'V's new comedy Bad Move was very witty and showed it isn't always a bed of roses moving from the city to the countryside.
CHOICE Michael Mosley The Victorian Slum BBC2, 9pm If you thought EastEnders was bleak, you'd be right, but in the real world during the Victorian era, it was no bed of roses either.
Elsewhere, life is not all a bed of roses for Phil.
Life is a mix of ups and downs; it is not a bed of roses.
She also said that to rule the country is not a bed of roses, PPP also face the huge challenges in its tenure like Sawat Operation, 18 and 19 amendment of constitution, Tahir ul Qadri protest and sit-in at Islamabad, corruption charges and much more but Asif Ali Zardari never opt the confrontation tool against democratic powers.
If you think it's going to be a bed of roses with an independent Scotland then you are very naive.
That has not proved a bed of roses either and at the last Spanish Championship meeting at Navarra in the Moto2 class Smith came off in both races.
Make a bed of roses It's a good time, as long as the ground's not frozen, to plant roses.
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