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in the lap of luxury

Having a luxurious and comfortable life due to one's abundant money and resources. The fact that he grew up in the lap of luxury was used to discredit the candidate's claim of wanting to represent working-class citizens. After winning the lottery, they moved to Paris to live in the lap of luxury.
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the lap of luxury

A luxurious and comfortable lifestyle due to one's abundant money and resources. After winning the lottery, they moved to Paris so they could live in the lap of luxury. The fact that he grew up in the lap of luxury was used to discredit the candidate's claim of wanting to represent working-class citizens. Compared to life the village where he grew up, my grandfather said earning minimum wage and living in a one-bedroom apartment in New York felt like the lap of luxury to him.
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lead a life of (something)

To lead a life typified by some quality, condition, or style. Trust me, once we make off with the money, we'll be able to lead a life of luxury. She always fantasized about moving to Los Angeles, becoming a movie star, and leading a life of fame and fortune. I've never had any grand ambitions, I just want to earn enough money to lead a life of comfort.
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live a life of (something)

To lead a life typified by some quality, condition, or style. Trust me, once we make off with the money, we'll be able to live a life of luxury. She always fantasized about moving to Los Angeles, becoming a movie star, and living a life of fame and fortune. I've never had any grand ambitions, I just want to earn enough money to live a life of comfort.
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in the lap of luxury

Cliché in luxurious surroundings. John lives in the lap of luxury because his family is very wealthy. When I retire, I'd like to live in the lap of luxury.
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lap of luxury

Fig. a luxurious situation. I rather enjoy living in the lap of luxury. You call this pigpen the lap of luxury?
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lap of luxury, in the

In affluent circumstances, equipped with anything money can buy. For example, Jane grew up in the lap of luxury. This expression alludes to the lap as a place of comfort. [Late 1700s]
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in the lap of luxury

If you live in the lap of luxury, you live in conditions of great comfort and wealth. Note: In the first four idioms, `lap' refers to the area at the top of your thighs when you are sitting down, where a child would sit. We don't live in the lap of luxury, but we're comfortable. They are heading for retirement and intend to spend it in the lap of luxury. Note: You can say that something is the lap of luxury when it is very comfortable and expensive. The house seemed like the lap of luxury.
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in the lap of luxury

in conditions of great comfort and wealth.
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in the lap of ˈluxury

in easy, comfortable conditions, and enjoying the advantages of being rich: It was a wonderful hotel. I really enjoyed living in the lap of luxury for a couple of weeks.
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the lap of luxury

Conditions of great affluence or material comfort: an heiress living in the lap of luxury.
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