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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.
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everything is rosy in the garden

Everything is going well. Usually used in describing negative situations. I doubt that everything is rosy in the garden for them—I think their happiness is just an act. The company was on the verge of bankruptcy, but the owners went on pretending that everything was rosy in the garden.
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


slang A cup of tea. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "Rosie" is short for "Rosie Lee," which rhymes with "tea." Primarily heard in UK. Fancy a Rosie? I just put the teakettle on.

Rosie Lee

slang A cup of tea. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "Lee" rhymes with "tea." Primarily heard in UK. Fancy a Rosie Lee? I just put the teakettle on.
See also: Rosie
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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.

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
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mod. good; satisfactory. (As a life that is seen through rose-colored glasses.) Things are looking rosy now that the economy is improving.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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With that we built this house", said Sr Rosily who recounted story after story of providential help.
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In my chess sessions with Gaston I saw the board as a square pool of limpid water with rare shells and stratagems rosily visible upon the smooth tessellated bottom, which to my confused adversary was all ooze and squid-cloud.
And if the programmed events are any indication, they are bouncing back rosily.
Property, a frequently occurring word in this story, is the object of adoration that triggers wordplay: "Shoes, the rug--he saw the rug--and the foot of a table rising from the weave, thickening as it treed its top--was it rosily wooded?--waxed featureless and gleaming.
In France, Roth rosily maintained, they "are perfectly happy." He was mistaken.
After a melodramatic climax, ending tidies things up rather too neatly and rosily.
Early-morning fog casts a milky, mysterious veil over pastures and pinelands; flocks of egrets flash white across the horizon; cows and hawks, motionless in the midday heat, stand sentinel by the road; towering thunderheads mass over the Myakka River; and Charlotte Harbor shimmers rosily in the setting sun.
No doubt, some of those in Categories I and II (and at the upper reaches of Category III) fit O'Casey's biting description of "respectable, white-collared, trim-suited" suburban Gaelic Leaguers "living rosily in Whitehall, Drumcondra, Rathgar, Donnybrook, and all the other nicer habitations of the city." (113) But an examination of 94 members of the second Dublin cohort reveals that more lived in central-city neighborhoods in apparently modest circumstances than lived in those "nicer habitations." To be sure, 27 resided in suburban areas such as Donnybrook, Pembroke, Rathmines, and Rathgar, but 39 lived in the generally squalid or declining neighborhoods bounded by the Royal Canal to the north and the Grand Canal to the south and outside the city's more affluent southeastern quadrant.
In fact, the proposed enactment contains a series of crucial exceptions that quickly turn such rosily "color-blind" expectations completely upside down.
featured in this book are not sanitized or rosily sentimentalized reminiscences--but the hard truths." Official accounts are not to be trusted, he maintains, for they are based on the "minds of outsiders looking in." In the next few sentences, though, Kearns jumps from his historian's mode and into approving figment, quoting 75-year-old Mary Doolan of the Liberties who says, "Those weren't the good old days, they were brutal days"; quoting Paddy Casey who remembers that tenement dwellers were "extraordinarily happy for people who were so savagely poor" (italics in original); and quotes 83-year-old Lizzy Byrne on Irish women, "Oh, their hearts were as big as themselves." This isn't history, thi s is faulty, sentimental memory.
The first song to issue from her lips is "the cradle-song with which she rocked her baby," the child that was even at that moment "sleeping rosily on the long settee before the fire" tended by its father (86).
Similar in size and specification, the four-bedroom Warwick show house is also available at pounds 125,000 and the smaller three bedroom Rosily show house at pounds 93,500.
And who knows how many Brits have followed in Peter Mayle's wake to his rosily glowing Provence?