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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.
See also: everything, garden, rosy

paint a (some kind of) picture of (something)

To give an elaborate or detailed description of something that portrays it in a specific way. The board meeting painted a pretty grim picture of the company's future. Jonathan always paints an idyllic picture of our childhood, glossing over the bad memories of our father.
See also: kind, of, paint, picture

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.

paint a terrible, depressing, rosy, etc. ˈpicture (of somebody/something)

describe something in a particular way; give a particular impression of somebody/something, often a negative one: You paint a depressing picture of your childhood!People who don’t like students paint the worst possible picture of their behaviour.The book paints a vivid picture of life in the city.
See also: paint, picture


mod. good; satisfactory. (As a life that is seen through rose-colored glasses.) Things are looking rosy now that the economy is improving.
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It's not the rosiest set of circumstances to be looking for a new stadium in - yet there's still that aim.
It only takes a few days of freezing and seeing nothing to put a damper on even the rosiest late-season hopes.
As for today, even racing fans with the rosiest of glasses could not describe it as quality stuff and no doubt most punters will be latching on to Gordon Elliott up at Perth.
Citigroup said in an April report that even the rosiest scenario - under which Greece managed to raise the 5.
Furthermore, she stated that allowing them to choose which accounting model will establish a situation where "they'll choose the language that paints their financials in the rosiest light.
That option doesn't paint the rosiest of pictures either.
Even in El Paso businessman Woodley "Woody" Hunt's rosiest projections, if Texas hopes to have a fighting chance in the global economy in 20 years, the rate at which the state's universities and colleges confer degrees will have to increase at least 4 percent annually.
The subsequent decade exceeded the rosiest scenarios set out by the ''father of the euro.
Zwicky's ideas were ridiculed by many other scientists of his era, and he himself apparently did not have the rosiest of dispositions.
All three episodes suggest that the spin doctors don't always have the right prescriptions to ensure that politicians appear in the rosiest light.
But the bloody nightmare of socialism in practice was too much to evade for long, especially when capitalism was producing "a level of prosperity for the poor that surpassed even the rosiest utopian dreams of Marxist theory" (p.
Even in the rosiest scenarios, Japan could only hope to aspire to dignified impoverishment.
The Star Shop awardwas presented toMoseley Emporium, Top Takeaway went to De-Maine's, the Prince Of WalespubwonMostBloomingBoozer and Kababish took the Rosiest Restaurant award.
More than one in every three homes now possess a digital video recorder, and ratings releases finessed by networks are quick to use "live-plus-seven" numbers to include all same-week DVR playback and thus paint the rosiest ratings picture.
lt;p>Gary Lew, Head of Asia Pacific, Corporate Trust at The Bank of New York Mellon, which got the plum job of corporate trust services for Indonesia's $650 million maiden Sukuk said, "The Sukuk comes as Indonesian markets are enjoying one of their rosiest periods in months, thanks to market relief at the legislative election passing off smoothly, the strong prospect of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono being re-elected in July and positive regional sentiment.