Life is a bowl of cherries

English translation: below

21:52 Apr 2, 2005
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English term or phrase: Life is a bowl of cherries
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Claudia Alvis
Peru
Local time: 21:17
English translation:below
Explanation:
life is like a bowl of cherries means that life is sweet, just like cherries, but you need to watch out for the pits (pitfalls).

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-04-02 21:57:47 GMT)
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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits?
book by Erma Bombeck

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-04-02 22:01:55 GMT)
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life is just a bowl of cherries life is just wonderful, life is grand When Anne is happy, she says, \"Life is just a bowl of cherries!\"
http://home.t-online.de/home/toni.goeller/idiom_wm/id374.htm


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Note added at 18 mins (2005-04-02 22:11:27 GMT)
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Cliché: Life is a bowl of cherries
Explanation: 1. Living life really is not hard or bad.
Country: United States
http://www.clichesite.com/content.asp?which=tip 2033
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life is a bowl of cherries
below


Explanation:
life is like a bowl of cherries means that life is sweet, just like cherries, but you need to watch out for the pits (pitfalls).

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-04-02 21:57:47 GMT)
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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits?
book by Erma Bombeck

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-04-02 22:01:55 GMT)
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life is just a bowl of cherries life is just wonderful, life is grand When Anne is happy, she says, \"Life is just a bowl of cherries!\"
http://home.t-online.de/home/toni.goeller/idiom_wm/id374.htm


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Note added at 18 mins (2005-04-02 22:11:27 GMT)
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Cliché: Life is a bowl of cherries
Explanation: 1. Living life really is not hard or bad.
Country: United States
http://www.clichesite.com/content.asp?which=tip 2033


Robert Donahue (X)
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agree  rangepost
1 min
  -> Thanks Rangepost

agree  Iman Khaireddine
8 mins
  -> Thanks Imane

agree  Michael Schubert: If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Not sure what to do with the pits, however.
13 mins
  -> Thanks Michael, good question.

agree  Gabo Pena: throw the pits away Michael, and make sure you have a good dentist!
20 mins
  -> Thanks Bo

agree  Can Altinbay: Lemons have seeds, not pits. :-)
29 mins
  -> Thanks Can

agree  Jack Doughty: For lyric of the song (once recorded by Bing Crosby) see http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/fosse/lifeisjustabowlofcherri...
31 mins
  -> Thank you Jack

agree  Lingo Pros
1 hr
  -> Thank you Lingo Pros

agree  gtreyger (X): nice
1 hr
  -> Thanks Gennadiy

agree  Oso (X): ¶:^)
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Oso

agree  humbird: Yes, but often used in negative form as "Life is not a bowl of cherries".
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Humbird. I think it can go both ways.

agree  mportal
11 hrs
  -> Thanks mprortal

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
14 hrs
  -> Thank you Saleh

agree  Kirill Semenov
14 hrs
  -> Thanks Kirill
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