a lady of leisure

man/woman/gentleman/lady of leisure

Someone who has enough money that they do not need to work for a living, and therefore can spend their time however they please. The group mostly consists of ladies of leisure who use their time, money, and influence to help improve the lives of inner-city children. I tried my hand at a variety of professions, but in the end, the only life that suits me best is that of a man of leisure.
See also: gentleman, lady, leisure, man, of, woman

a lady of leisure

A lady of leisure is a woman who does not have to work. There'll be no more mid-week shopping now you're no longer a lady of leisure.
See also: lady, leisure, of
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A Lady of Leisure - or Mollusc - is the latest Playhouse production directed by Gemma Bodinetz and was written by the Cheshire playwright Hubert Henry Davies who later lived in the USA.
A LADY of Leisure - the Liverpool Playhouse, until Saturday June 3.