What is the idiom meaning not everything will be perfect, which ends "it's not all....and roses" ?

It's not all sunshine and roses.

Reference: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/its-not-all-sunshine-and-roses

I googled 'wine and roses', thinking that might be what you were looking for and pulled up numerous other 'x' and roses pairs, e.g., peaches and roses, etc.

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The idiomatic expression is:

be (not) all moonlight and roses:

  • To be very enjoyable and pleasant, especially of a romantic situation. This phrase is often used in the negative to emphasize difficulties in a romantic relationship.

  • I thought that dating an actress would be all moonlight and roses, but she travels so much that I hardly ever see her. Living with a boyfriend or girlfriend is not all moonlight and roses, you

(The Free Dictionary)

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