be no bed of roses(redirected from this was no bed of roses)
be no bed of roses
To be an especially challenging or unpleasant situation. Of course that project is no bed of roses—why else would they assign it to a lowly intern like me? I'm glad we broke up, but having to be around my ex-boyfriend in the office is no bed of roses.
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