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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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As I took leave of Sister Rosily and her colleagues, who happily posed for me in front of their home, I asked her about that "cylindrical" child in the photo.
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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?
In France, Roth rosily maintained, they "are perfectly happy.
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.
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.
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?