One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with negative A very pleasant or enjoyable situation or experience.‘life isn't exactly a bowl of cherries’
- ‘It's not a big bunch of roses or a bowl of cherries out here right now.’
- ‘Let's first acknowledge the fact that life has never been a bowl of cherries - for either women or men.’
- ‘It is said that ‘life is just a bowl of cherries.’’
- ‘History tells us that life as a rock star is far from a bowl of cherries.’
- ‘It isn't a bowl of cherries being outdoors - though turkeys are fairly hardy.’
- ‘Life may be just a bowl of cherries, with lots of cherry pits for us to chip our teeth on under the soft, sweet fruit.’
- ‘It just goes to show that even when life is a bowl of cherries, the pits may not be far away.’
- ‘My life hasn't been, as Mary Jane would put it, a bowl of cherries.’
- ‘Step inside my family life a little, maybe then you won't think everything's such a bowl of cherries.’
- ‘Until that day, life had been a bowl of cherries with few pits.’
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