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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. If sales don't improve, the company might not have a future. Jonathan always paints an idyllic picture of our childhood, glossing over the bad memories of our father.
See also: kind, 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


Having pink cheeks. Look at the adorable rosy-cheeked little girl with the big bow! What a cutie. The kids came in breathless and rosy-cheeked from a long day of sledding.
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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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But just to put the repatriated dollars in the proper light: The rosiness of the figures is partially due to strong currencies like the euro, yen and pound.
As the time of execution draws near, Melville's narrator emphasizes Budd's rosiness: "Through the rose-tan of his complexion no pallor could have shown" (119).
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).
King's message was far more complex than the naive rosiness to which he's often reduced.
What is in the melting pot is the rosiness of the future.
Dorothy's request should lead us to reassess the rosiness of Oz and to look for more satire in Oz than might at first appear and to seek more parallels between Wonderland and Oz than Ray Bradbury seems willing to admit.
With their gala multicoloured costumes, fruit baskets and pottery, they put on an intense show of rosiness, talent and tradition.
Her whiteness is "a white like tallow that has not been purified, or if you prefer, like a matte-white, wan and lifeless; meanwhile a light tint of rosiness could be seen on her cheeks when she approached the fire, or when she was roused with shame at being seen naked" (Oc 5:206-7).
Skirting a small birch forest, we come upon a forest of another kind, made up of hundreds of five-foot-tall meadowsweet plants rising through the purple ripening grasses, each delicate stalk bearing masses of tiny white flowers whose pale pink stamens and pedicels infuse the whole scene with a soft rosiness. The morning dew soaks my jeans as I brush through ferns and halffamiliar relatives of plants I know at home: another white orchid, shorter and with more rounded leaves than the one I had seen near Amurzet, wild clematis, and yet more irises, lilies, and cranesbills.
These nineteenth-century angels tend to be pale, sad and bloodless figures drooping over a miserable humanity or innocent, healthy, childlike cherubs of a round rosiness in contrast to the sickly appearance too common in real children among the lower orders.
Her friendly smile reflects the rosiness of the tomatoes.