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usually with negative Used in reference to a situation or activity that is comfortable or easy.‘farming is no bed of roses’
ease, freedom from hardship, repose, relaxation, serenity, tranquillity, contentment, content, well-being, cosiness, enjoymentView synonyms
- ‘People think that life is a bed of roses if you're a professional golfer, but life is very hard on the Challenge Tour.’
- ‘We've been told, by countless shrinks and well-meaning friends, that marriage is no everlasting bed of roses.’
- ‘I like the experience but it's not all a bed of roses.’
- ‘Acting is no bed of roses at the best of times, but those early years can be particularly hazardous.’
- ‘There are hardly any women in racing and it is not a bed of roses, but I keep my head down and let my driving do the talking.’
- ‘Admittedly, my pregnancy wasn't great - all day morning sickness put paid to that - and the birth was no bed of roses either.’
- ‘Though he quickly notes that that it was not all a bed of roses, he took away more good than bad from his youth.’
- ‘Most young people think married life is a bed of roses.’
- ‘I don't expect it to be a bed of roses but if it all crumbles I will pick up the pieces in my own way, without the help of lawyers.’
- ‘Working as a social worker, particularly with the Government agencies, is not a bed of roses; it is a very tough job to do.’
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