everything in the garden is rosy

everything in the garden is rosy

Everything is going well. Often used in the negative. I doubt that everything in the garden is rosy for them—I think their happiness is just an act.
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everything in the garden is ˈlovely/ˈrosy

(British English, saying, often ironic) everything is satisfactory, is going well, or could not be better: She pretends that everything in the garden is rosy, but I’ve heard that she’s heavily in debt.
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IMPROVE "Just because I am a new manager and have made signings it doesn't mean that everything in the garden is rosy. There is work to be done and we can't say we are going to do this or that because we haven't proved ourselves.
"All of a sudden everything in the garden is rosy. Max Maxwell is in big demand and long may it be so."
But not everything in the garden is rosy yet and we will continue to look to improve in all aspects of our game."
Her permanent fixed smile as the "Milliwar" raged around her was that of a harassed mum bravely trying to disguise the fact that hubby is having it off with the au pair, junior is preparing to defenestrate the cat and Aunt Mabel has just pinched a tea caddy from the Co-op but, really, everything in the garden is rosy.
"To assume everything in the garden is rosy would be wrong," said Taylor.
10&11 Bargain hunt Everything in the garden is rosy - or at least it will be once you get your hands on some of our brilliant accessories.
"Yet we must not think that everything in the garden is rosy. The proposed funding arrangements for the coming year provide us with the lowest possible grant increase of 2.5% and we will be making representations to Ministers.
As only he and Larry Mize made the cut, everything in the garden is rosy Punting low Making a mess of the all-weather handicap at Kempton yesterday and Noble Action falling at Newton Abbot Looking forward to the Irish National, where Wichita Lineman and Pomme Tiepy are surely bad favourites, and the Scottish version on Saturday, in which Chief Dan George and Tricky Trickster aren't
I am not suggesting that Liverpool has no problems and that everything in the garden is rosy, but one thing is certain, it is a far better place now than it was when Tony Mulhearn and Derek Hatton were in charge.
And last night he told an audience of party members: "We cannot pretend that everything in the garden is rosy for our party and it's at times like these that we need to remember why we joined in the first place and what principles should underpin our future direction.
"There will be money to spend, althoug he know that not everything in the garden is rosy at the club."
IF IT is any consolation to Peter Newton 'Spinning tenants a line' (Letters, April 2), you are not on your own because there are many other tenants across the city who are experiencing the same difficulties as you in trying to get John Lines' housing department to carry out repairs, this despite his regular pontifications that everything in the garden is rosy.
EVERYTHING in the garden is rosy for TV shopping channel QVC after its bejewelled garden won silver medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Everything in the garden is rosy as far as people recovering from mental health problems in the Vale of Glamorgan are concerned.
EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN IS ROSY: Volunteers, students and centre users are (back, l-r) Geraldine Leary, Ashley Masters, Ersida Dedvukaj, Greeta Surpal, Jason Hay-Jahans and (front) Rachael Wilson, Kelly Brookes and Hugh Cairns and (below) the new garden at the Grapevine centre Picture: JAMES BALFOUR
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