come up roses

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British pronunciation/kˈʌm ˌʌp ɹˈəʊzɪz/
American pronunciation/kˈʌm ˌʌp ɹˈoʊzᵻz/
to come up roses
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to have a very successful outcome, often despite initial challenges or difficulties

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to [come] up roses definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "come up roses" and when to use it?

The phrase "come up roses" has its origin in the world of gardening and horticulture. Roses are prized for their beauty and fragrance and have long been associated with positive emotions such as love, joy, and celebration. In this context, the phrase "come up roses" originally referred to the successful growth and blooming of a rose plant. Over time, the phrase "come up roses" came to be used metaphorically to describe a situation or outcome that is positive, successful, or favorable. The phrase suggests that everything is going well and that things are turning out as desired.

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