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come up roses

To result in success or an exceptionally good outcome, especially in the face of doubts or difficulties. It looked like the negotiations might break down at any stage, but everything came up roses in the end.
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come up roses

1. Turn out extremely well, as in I had my doubts about this project, but now it's coming up roses. [Slang; c. 1960]
2. come up smelling like roses. Emerge untarnished from a difficult situation, have no stain on one's character, as in He was suspended for a month but still came up smelling like roses. Eric Partridge believed this usage originally was fall into shit and come up smelling like roses, but the vulgar initial phrase is now generally omitted. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come up roses

(of a situation) develop in a very favourable way. informal
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come up roses

To result favorably or successfully: Those were difficult times but now everything's coming up roses.
See also: come, rose, up
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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