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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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in the lap of luxury

if you are in the lap of luxury, you live in conditions of much comfort because you have a lot of money I have to earn enough to keep my wife in the lap of luxury. They live in the lap of luxury in a huge great house in the south of France.
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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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the lap of luxury

Conditions of great affluence or material comfort: an heiress living in the lap of luxury.
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Luxury spending rose, particularly for personal and experiential luxuries.
She explores the complementary associations between luxuries and semi-luxury goods in the production processes and marketing strategies of their producers.
Home luxuries include Art & Antiques; Home Electronics; Fabrics, Wall & Window Coverings; Furniture & Floor Coverings; Garden & Garden Products; Kitchenware, Cookware & Housewares; Kitchen Appliances & Bath; Linens & Bedding; Tabletop.
In addition to the four quarterly tracking studies, marketers also receive a year-end summary of luxury consumers purchases and spending on four categories of the luxury market, including home luxuries, personal luxuries, automobiles and experiential luxuries.
Experiential Luxuries, such as travel, fine dining, entertainment, spa and beauty services.
The Personal Luxury Report 2009 is a compilation of the quarterly luxury tracking surveys that Unity Marketing conducts every three months with 1,000-1,250 affluent consumers who purchased one or more luxuries in the study period.
Details about what personal luxuries these consumers bought, how much they spent, where they made their purchases, and in certain categories the luxury brands they patronized are reported in four major categories of luxury.
According to the Luxury Report 2007, spending on luxury experiences declined slightly in 2006, with spending on home and personal luxuries on the upswing.
These findings are based upon Unity Marketing's quarterly luxury tracking study which surveyed 1,048 luxury consumers about their purchases, spending, store and brand preferences in four major categories of luxury goods and services, including home luxuries; personal luxuries (clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, wine and spirits, pet luxuries, and pens); automobiles; and experiences (dining, travel, home services, spas/beauty services, and entertainment).
This includes luxury purchases by affluent consumers in the four luxury categories the report tracks -- home luxuries; personal luxuries, like fashion, jewelry, wine and spirits, pets; automobiles and luxury experiences, such as travel, dining, entertainment.
Grand Isle Villas features all the luxuries a resort offers such as a beautiful white crescent shaped beach, a Pallappa Pool Bar and Grill for poolside dining, a free form pool with an infinity edge overlooking a golf course and the ocean, an outdoor heated whirlpool spa overlooking the beach, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with glass walls and spectacular views, personal concierge service, including pre-arrival activity planning, grocery shopping and menu planning, twice daily housekeeping service and a private chef for in-villa dining.
The typical luxury consumer spent $13,820 on average buying luxuries from January to March 2006, up 18 percent over luxury spending in the same period last year.
The average amount spent by an affluent household on luxuries, including luxuries for the home, personal luxuries, automobiles and luxury experiences, rose 3.
Kor's participation will enhance the premiere project with an array of design-savvy lifestyle amenities and the service luxuries for which Kor's Viceroy Resorts & Residences concept is widely known.