riotous living

riotous living

An extravagant, dissolute lifestyle, as in Two years of riotous living, and they'd squandered the entire inheritance. This term was first recorded in 1389.
See also: living
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The younger son took his share of the inheritance early and blew it on prostitutes and riotous living.
His riotous living brought on seizures and he was paralysed for a time, eventually dying on October 29, 1804.
Roger says visitors to Seaton Delaval Hall complained that, after a visit from 'Frank' and his cronies, the rooms were "scarred to ruin by the riotous living of that scoundrel Francis and the lust-mongers he entertains".
In 1585 King Philip II banned profanity, gambling and other riotous living.
That difference may be far larger than five years ago, but you will be lucky if there is much left over for riotous living.
He added: "He hasn't spent the money on riotous living, and he has nothing to show for it, although it did help fund drink.