bed of roses

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd To His Love

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛd ʌv ˈɹəʊzəz/

Noun[edit]

bed of roses (plural beds of roses)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: a bed of roses.
  2. (idiomatic) A pleasant or easy situation; an untroubled existence.
    It's a straightforward job, but it's no bed of roses, with such long hours.

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