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be sitting pretty

To be in an ideal living situation (typically because one is financially comfortable), or in an advantageous position. With all the money you inherited from Aunt Myrtle, you'll be sitting pretty for the rest of your life. I'll be sitting pretty for the rest of the semester if I'm able to ace this test.
See also: pretty, sitting

be sitting pretty

If someone is sitting pretty, they are in a good, safe, or comfortable situation. When the war started, they thought they were sitting pretty, because they had all those food stocks. If we'd let Mark have the statue for a quarter of a million, we'd be sitting pretty by now.
See also: pretty, sitting