To come out of any embarrassing situation in a careful manner, without hurting one’s pride, reputation and integrity


  • It is an American expression, which was used for the first time in the 20th century. It was used by a writer is a piece of story. There was a person, who fell in garbage heap, but he came out without any smell or stains. This situation was described with the help of this idiom. Now, this expression is used to describe a person, who manages a damaging effect on his personality in a tactical manner.

Even though Laura did not contribute enough for the rehabilitation cause, but she still came up smelling a like rose after being elected as the provincial president.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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