bowl of cherries

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Noun[edit]

bowl of cherries (plural bowls of cherries)

  1. (idiomatic) An enjoyable experience.
    • 1931, "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
      Life is just a just a bowl of cherries / Don't take it serious, it's too mysterious / You work, you save, you worry so / But you can't take it with you when you / go, go, go. / Oh, life is just a bowl of cherries / so live and laugh at it all.
    • 2001, Amy Jenkins, Honeymoon, page 160
      Della thought it meant that you just get your bowl of cherries in life and that's your lot and you eat them one by one and then you die.
    • 2002, Michael Malone, Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Stories of Twelve Southern Women, page 94
      She did not believe that life was a bowl of cherries, and she never had.