Everything is coming up roses

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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) made with love

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b) going well

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If things ’are coming up roses’, it means they are turning out to be good. If things ’are coming up roses’, it means they are turning out to be good. The phrase is also used to mean that someone is having a lot of success and everything is going well for them.

French translation

se passer comme prévu, marcher comme sur des roulettes

How NOT to translate : *monter en roses

Examples in the press

‘Covered bridge will come up roses thanks to new pollinator gardens

The city’s Bee City initiative is removing invasive species along the bridge and replacing it with pollinators native to the area

If you like the #GlowGuelph initiative that has transformed Guelph’s covered bridge into a radiant spectacle, wait to see how the area will blossom next year.

In the spring of 2021, expect to see serviceberries, dogwood, snowberries and fragrant sumac blooming alongside the bridge — all of which are native to Ontario, particularly around Guelph.’

Guelphtoday, 23 Oct. 2020


All coming up roses for remote Aussie towns

Closure of international borders due to Covid-19 sparks rise in domestic tourism

(SYDNEY) - In February, as Australia’s bush fire-ravaged summer ended, Mr Richard Beach and his wife Jenny, the owners of a guesthouse and art gallery in the tiny town of Millthorpe, west of Sydney, were hoping for a fresh start and a return of the tourist trade.’

The Straits Times, 13 Dec. 2020


Everyday usage

Now that he finally has a job, everything’s coming up roses for him.

For Rachel, everything’s coming up roses both in her home and her working life.

They’ve had an unhappy time recently but everything seems to be coming up roses for them now.

c) smelling great

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