The origin of “a bed of roses” is traced back to its first use in 13th century in a French work. Later, it was used by Christopher Marlow in his poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” published in 1599 after his death.
“And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.”
Examples in Sentences:
Example #1: It is used as a metaphor for life such as “Life is a bed is not a bed of roses.”
Example #2: It can be used as a simile such as “For the English royals, life is like a bed of roses.”
Example #3: The life of a professional person is not a bed of roses, as he has to constantly work hard to stay updated about his professional skills.