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made in the shade

In a comfortable position in life, usually due to some manner of financial success or windfall. I can't believe they sold their company for billions—they're made in the shade now! If you're born into a wealthy family, you're made in the shade while the rest of us struggle.
See also: made, shade

have it made in the shade

 and have got it made in the shade
Sl. to have succeeded; to be set for life. Wow, is he lucky! He has it made in the shade. Sarah's got it made in the shade with her huge inheritance.
See also: have, made, shade

shades of someone or something

Fig. reminders of someone or something; a thing that is reminiscent of someone or something. When I met Jim's mother, I thought "shades of Aunt Mary." "Shades of grade school," said Jack as the university lecturer rebuked him for being late.
See also: of, shade

shades of somebody/something

this suggests memories of another person or thing The president's behavior suggests he has something to hide - shades of the Watergate scandal.
Etymology: based on the meaning of shade (spirit of a dead person) used esp. in literature
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put somebody/something in the shade

to be so interesting or so good that other similar people or things seem less important by comparison I thought I'd done quite well, but Claire's exam results put mine in the shade.
See also: put, shade

Shades of somebody/something.

something that you say when someone or something makes you think of another person or thing We visited the university campus and had a few drinks in the bar. Shades of my student days.
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shades of

A reminder of a person or situation in the past. For example, He really played a fine game for a fifty-year-old-shades of his high school triumphs, or They found themselves alone on the beach-shades of their childhood summers together. [Mid-1800s]
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shade in

1. To represent degrees of shade or shadow in some drawing or picture, so as to give the illusion of depth: The artist shaded in the contours of the model's face in the portrait.
2. To darken some bounded area that is drawn or printed on a surface: The teacher shaded in the area where the circles overlapped with yellow chalk. I'm going to shade in the left side of this drawing with crosshatches to make it darker.
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shade into

To pass from one quality, color, or thing to some other by very slight changes or degrees: The hues of the pink sunset shaded into purple.
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have it made in the shade

tv. to have succeeded; to be set for life. (Have got can replace have.) Wow, is he lucky! He has it made in the shade.
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n. dark glasses. (see also sunshades.) Where are my shades? The sun is too bright.
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a shade

A little bit; slightly: a sprinter who was a shade quicker that the rest.
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Designed primarily as a resource for Boston's design community, the Experience Center features a variety of daylight harvesting, motorized shades, and shading and lighting control systems from industry-leading manufacturers, displayed in an operational office and classroom environment.
To evaluated yield and yield attributes as influenced by shading.
Now that shades are available, people are going to be more aware of the total package and the complete integration of AV, lighting, and shades," said Alan Ackerman, General Manager at Alliance Shading.
The objective of this study is to quantify and assess typical performance indicators (annual cooling and heating energy, peak demand, etc) that help to determine the effectiveness of a shading device and compare these values for a variety of shading types, shade fabrics and glazing properties.
Shading requirements for parking lots are rare in Southern California, Burbank officials said in a report to the council.
NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY), today announced that its ASHLI(TM) real-time interactive shading technology has been integrated into the latest version of Alias(R)' award-winning 3D animation, modeling, rendering and visual effects software, Maya 7.
Crestron Shading Solutions are Integrated by Design to work seamlessly with electric lighting, AV, climate and security systems to deliver a complete home control and automation solution.
com)-- Shade Systems outdoor shading solutions are now available with electrical accommodations for lighting fixtures and wiring.
On the south side, the building steps back as it rises, so that the overhanging floor-plates provide natural shading for the offices beneath.
Their leaves are broad, thin, well-spaced, and carefully placed so as to collect partial sun without shading each other.
TSX: ATY) (NASDAQ: ATYT) has added full support of the OpenGL(R) Shading Language to the latest version of its hardware independent shader development tool, RENDERMONKEY(TM).
20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest release from QMotion Advanced Shading Systems makes automatic window shades smarter than ever before.
HWA Parking, a planning and design firm with offices in Austin and Houston, was responsible for the design and development of the parking facility, and selected Shade Systems for the critical shading portion of the project.
But the main shading devices are trellises that cover much of the exterior of the house.
What we don't know, however, is the impact of the tree's powers of shading and evapotranspiration on the house next door and the ones beyond.