Bed of roses
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle
While Marlowe was talking about real flowers, the phrase today means any easy or pleasant situation.
Life has its ups and downs, it isn’t a bed of roses.
Learning a new language can be hard. It’s no bed of roses.
Many believe that the royal family’s life is a bed of roses, but in the UK being a royal is a full-time job.