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
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."