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Re: Coming up roses

Posted by Henry on December 08, 2003

In Reply to: Coming up roses posted by Bill Walthall on December 08, 2003

: Looking for the origin of the phrase "coming up roses." I know there was a broadway play by that name, but wonder where the phrase originated

From http://www.knls.org/English/trascripts/idiom002.htm
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES is an interesting American idiom. It originated in the United States in the 1950's, and was used as the title of a popular song from the musical Gypsy. The words to that song give the meaning to this idiom. "Things look swell, things look great, Gonna have the whole world on a plate. Starting here, starting now Honey, everything's coming up roses."