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Learner's definition of ROSE  
past tense of 1rise
2rose/ˈroʊz/noun
pluralroses
2rose
/ˈroʊz/
noun
pluralroses
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 pagesee also bed of roses
[noncount]  : a slightly purplish-pink color
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come out/up smelling like a rose

informalorcome 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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