A Bed of Roses

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The idiom “a bed of roses” is used to describe a situation or experience that is easy, comfortable, and without any difficulties or problems. However, the idiom can also be used ironically to imply the opposite – that the situation is actually difficult or unpleasant despite appearing easy at first glance.


  • She thought that running her own business would be a bed of roses, but soon realized that it was a lot harder than she anticipated.
  • After years of struggling, she finally found a job that was a bed of roses – with great pay and a supportive boss.
  • They thought that their vacation would be a bed of roses, but the hotel was terrible and they had constant problems with their travel arrangements.
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