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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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