"coming up roses" (OED)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Aug 9 13:47:21 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 01:47:01PM -0400, Charles Doyle wrote:
> In the OED, for the expression "com(ing) up roses" (labelled "U.S."), the earliest attestation comes from 1969--even though Stephen Sondheim's famous song "Everything's Coming Up Roses" was sung in the musical _Gypsy_ in 1959.

This has been fixed in draft.

Jesse Sheidlower

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