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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
mod. good; satisfactory. (As a life that is seen through rose-colored glasses.) Things are looking rosy now that the economy is improving.