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EtymologyEdit

From Christopher Marlowe's poem The Passionate Shepherd To His Love (1599).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛd ʌv ˈɹəʊzəz/

NounEdit

bed of roses (plural beds of roses)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: a bed of roses.
  2. (idiomatic) A pleasant or easy situation; an untroubled existence.
    It's a straightforward job, but it's no bed of roses, with such long hours.

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