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It's not all sunshine and roses

Submitted by AeronWulfric on Mon, 17/04/2017 - 22:16

Idiomatic translations of "It's not all sunshine and..."

Arabic
يوم لك ويوم عليك
Danish
(livet er ikke) en dans på roser
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English
It's not all sunshine and lollipops
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English
It's not all kittens and rainbows
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French
La vie n'est pas un chemin pavé de roses.
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German
Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof.
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Italian
La vita non è tutta rose e fiori
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Polish
Życie to nie je bajka...życie to je bitwa (coll. and playful)
Polish
Życie nie jest usłane różami
Romanian
nu-i numai lapte și miere
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Russian
Жизнь прожить - не поле перейти.
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Russian
Не всё коту Масленица (будет и Великий Пост).
Serbian
Život nije lak
Spanish
La vida no es un camino de rosas
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Swedish
livet är inte alltid perfekt
Turkish
hayat toz pembe degil
Ukrainian
життя прожити - не поле перейти
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Meanings of "It's not all sunshine and..."

English

Life isn't easy, you gotta suck it up and tread on, mate

Explained by AeronWulfricAeronWulfric on Mon, 17/04/2017 - 22:16
Explained by AeronWulfricAeronWulfric
English

There are many other similar sayings to this which all have the same meaning, and all contain
"(noun(s)) is(/are) not all (noun) and (noun)."
EXs: Life isn't all sunshine and rainbows.
Love isn't all kisses and candlelight.
Marriage isn't all rainbows and unicorn farts.

The list is extensive and it is NOT specifically "roses and sunshine". However, all have the same meaning, which is that everything has good things and bad things associated with it, and it's not logical to believe that only good things will happen.

Similar idioms:
"ups and downs"
"bumps in the road" also "potholes in the road"

Explained by Phil AmbroPhil Ambro on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 22:15
Explained by Phil AmbroPhil Ambro
Greek

Δεν είναι όλα ρόδινα.
Δεν είναι μια βόλτα στην εξοχή.

Explained by florboxflorbox on Mon, 26/07/2021 - 15:55
Explained by florboxflorbox