sitting pretty


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*sitting pretty

living in comfort or luxury; living in a good situation. (*Typically: be ~; leave someone ~.) My uncle died and left enough money for me to be sitting pretty for the rest of my life. Now that I have a good-paying job, I'm sitting pretty.
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sitting pretty

in a good situation She's sitting pretty as one of the music world's fastest-rising stars. These investments can provide cash to keep you sitting pretty once you retire.
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sitting pretty

In an advantageous position; also, financially well off. For example, The terms of the will left Mary sitting pretty. Although the use of pretty in the sense of "advantageous" is much older, this colloquialism dates only from the early 1900s. It was given extra currency as the title of two different musicals, Sittin' Pretty (M. Moore, 1921) and Sitting Pretty (G. Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, 1924).
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sitting pretty

mod. doing very nicely; in a very pleasant and secure position. She married a millionaire, and now she’s sitting pretty.
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She's by no means,= worth a fortune In fact she's quite the worse for wear Minus one wing, and God love her halo Is a trifle lopsided, as I lovingly place her On the tree, I'm transported back to 33B There she is sitting pretty on top of the tree A shining beacon in our tenement window Sixty years later that same illuminated angel Continues to glow, if I stare long enough She breaks into a smile, a festive treasure From Christmas past, happy Christmas folks
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RESIDENTS of 'posh' streets in Wales and Cheshire are still sitting pretty because of the desperate shortage of homes in prestigious postcode areas.
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Let's just hope that the first game is being played against star-studded opposition with the Bluebird sitting pretty in the Premiership.
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