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Learner's definition of ROSE
past tense of 1rise
2 rose /ˈroʊz/ noun
plural roses
2 rose
/ˈroʊz/
noun
plural roses
Learner's definition of ROSE
[count] : a flower with a sweet smell that is usually white, yellow, red, or pink and that grows on a bush which has thorns on the stems
see color picture on this page; see also bed of roses
[noncount] : a slightly purplish-pink color see color picture on this page

come out/up smelling like a rose

informal or come out/up smelling like/of roses
: to have success or good fortune in a situation in which you were likely to fail, be harmed, etc.

coming up roses

informal
: turning out to be good

(stop and) smell the roses

informal
: to stop being busy and enjoy the pleasant things in life

wake up and smell the roses

see 1wake
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