life is just a bowl of cherries. meaning
- [American slang]
Prov. Everything is going well.; Life is carefree. (Often used ironically, as in the second example.)
The real estate salesman tried to convince us that life in the suburbs is just a bowl of cherries.
Jill: Hi, Jane. How are you? Jane: Oh, my alarm clock didn't go off this morning, and then my car wouldn't start, and I missed the bus and got to work late, and I just found out my rent's going up fifty dollars a month. Life is just a bowl of cherries.