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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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Speaking about Rosy's death, Stephen said: "We could not believe that more could not have been done to help Rosy in her hour of need.
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Sailor's strange He asked Rosy if she could put on some Glenn Miller, and the barmaid said: "It's not up to me, it's up to the drinkers.
From its birth in Shannon Cumberland's basement in 1995, Rosy Rings has steadily and surely grown into a candle--making juggernaut.
AaThe Filipina housekeeper, who was not identified, stabbed to death Rose Saad, 48, and injured her niece Rosy Marie, who was hospitalized
Most of all, Rosy is excited about the prize for this contest: a brand new boxed set of all eight of the Anne books
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William followed him after a while, ignoring Rosy who started to clear the dishes away noisily.
Ask Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager of institutional solutions for Ingram Digital Group, and he's the first to say, "Ebooks are here to stay.
In this case, the impetus to continue operations was the rosy sign of profitability growth in the not-too-distant future.
In a bid to offer superior diamond jewelry, build customer confidence and further familiarise Bahraini consumers with the versatility of the precious stones, Rosy Blue recently announced its partnership with BahrainCOs Al Zain jewelry group to launch the Omri, Ovio, LaPosy and Suki diamond collections.