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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.

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