bowl of cherries

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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.