Idiom Magic:人生是幸福美滿的 Life is just a bowl of cherries

【明報專訊】This is the title of a song that was popular in the United States in the 1930s. The song spoke of life being full of happiness and pleasure, but there was a certain amount of sarcasm in it. Soon the song was sung around the world and it gave us this expression, which might be used hopefully - or mockingly (嘲弄地). "I just got promoted! Life is just a bowl of cherries!" Alice smiled. "I feel terrible but I keep telling myself that life is just a bowl of cherries," Elwood frowned.