bed of roses

noun phrase

: a place or situation of agreeable ease

Examples of bed of roses in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bed of roses was in 1576

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“Bed of roses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed%20of%20roses. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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