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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 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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The colour is creamy and perfect for an English complexion, toning down the rosiness that can make me look like a casualty of too many sherries in winter.
Brombert, whose source is the revised edition, renders the passage gracefully, even replicates Svevo's alliteration: "a golden amber suffused with the rosiness of robust health" (2).
What is in the melting pot is the rosiness of the future.
With their gala multicoloured costumes, fruit baskets and pottery, they put on an intense show of rosiness, talent and tradition.
Her friendly smile reflects the rosiness of the tomatoes.
Lamm's views are exactly opposite from the insistent rosiness of Reagan, Jack Kemp, and George Gilder.