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Rose Idioms

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Roses are plants that have large beautiful flowers. They are popular with gardeners and are traditionally given by romantics on Valentine's Day!

Here are three common idioms that use this plant.

No bed of roses

When a situation is no bed of roses, it is difficult or unpleasant.

"Having to share a bedroom with his younger brother was no bed of roses."

"She soon found out that working as a flight attendant was not always a bed of roses."

Everything's coming up roses

When your life or a situation is successful in every way, it is coming up roses. It's used when things seemed to be going badly at first.

"I found a new job and got a new girlfriend. Everything is coming up roses."

"Since I moved abroad, everything's coming up roses."

Stop and smell the roses

When you are too busy to enjoy life, you should stop and smell the roses. It means to slow down and appreciate the beauty of life.

"You are spending too much time in work. You should take some time to stop and smell the roses"

"Stop and smell the roses or life will pass you by."

  • 1 - Sometimes you need to ___. Working so hard all the time isn't good for you.

  • 2 - It's ___ since I met you! I couldn't be happier.Everything's been ___.

  • 3 - Being a full-time student and working part-time too is ___.