To come out smelling like a rose

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Definition

to come out smelling like a rose: to finish looking good, to emerge from an event and be perceived well
idiom
All of the team except for me had not done the work, so I came out of the situation smelling like a rose!

Examples

  • "With Susie's marketing scheme and Philip's sales pitch, we're sure to come out of this smelling like a rose!"

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