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    No bed of roses

    Check your answer here

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    Re: No bed of roses

    There's an Arabic idiom exactly the same


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    Re: No bed of roses

    what does this idom mean?

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    Re: No bed of roses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Check your answer here
    Bad link! 'Blank' page on purpose, or... ?


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    Re: No bed of roses

    When something is "no bed of roses" or "not a bed of roses", it means that a situation is sometimes difficult or unpleasant
    They agree that their marriage has not been a bed of roses.
    Hope that helps.


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    Re: No bed of roses

    We have a similar idiom in Norwegian: "Ingen dans på roser", which is directly translated "No dance on roses". :)
    Last edited by Gobo; 17-Oct-2007 at 12:07.

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    Smile Re: No bed of roses


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    Re: No bed of roses

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    Yep, that's it.


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    Re: No bed of roses

    No bed of roses means something wasn't very easy or pleasant. Like even though something may appear to go smoothly, things really aren't that easy.

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    Re: No bed of roses

    and very similar one exists also in Czech language, something like :his bed is not made of roses.

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