Political discussion, and the speaker was talking sarcastically about if Trump is re-elected, it will be four more years of fun and roses. This is a congruent conflation of “fun and games” and ” days of wine and roses”, both describing a happy time. “A bed of roses” might also be in the mix. The speaker could have been thinking of Guns N’ Roses, considering guns rhymes with fun. A big thanks to John Kooser for hearing this one and sening it in.
A big thank you to Meesy for sending this one to me. She stated that her husband lectured her daughter that “life is not all guns and roses”. This is a mash up of “a bed of roses” (a peaceful and easy life), “days of wine and roses” (prosperous and happy time) and the band Guns N’ Roses. The statement on its face might not be correct these days considering there are an estimated 875 million guns in the world (with about 275 million of them in the United States). Welcome to the jungle.