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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.
have it made in the shadeand 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
n. dark glasses. (see also sunshades.) Where are my shades? The sun is too bright.
A little bit; slightly: a sprinter who was a shade quicker that the rest.