live off the fat of the land


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live off the fat of the land

Fig. to live on stored-up resources or abundant resources. If I had a million dollars, I'd invest it and live off the fat of the land. I'll be happy to retire soon and live off the fat of the land.
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live off the fat of the land

to have enough money to live in a very comfortable way without having to do much work Times have changed for the upper classes, many of whom are no longer able to live off the fat of the land.
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Woodsman Mr Michael "Bodger" White yesterday began his fight to continue to live off the fat of the land in the Gloucestershire glades he loves.
And it's also why I'm thinking of forming the British Bisto Party (BBP) - to reclaim our gravy from the trainloads of highly-paid mediocrities who live off the fat of the land.
On the whole the majority population of the poor had little say regarding the law on slavery therefore the government of the day, plus rich aristocrats, merchants and ship owners, were the main culprits, many of whose descendants today live off the fat of the land.
Then I come out in the evening and go to a hotel next door and live off the fat of the land and the next day, God willing, I will go back and spend a day with them.
And whilst the big boys dither, specialist food stores, like Swansea's The Low Carb Guys, are well placed to reap the financial rewards and live off the fat of the land.
And the top brass at the MoD continue to live off the fat of the land.