be sitting pretty

be sitting pretty

To be in an ideal living situation (typically because one is financially comfortable), or in an advantageous position. With all the money you inherited from Aunt Myrtle, you'll be sitting pretty for the rest of your life. I'll be sitting pretty for the rest of the semester if I'm able to ace this test.
See also: pretty, sitting
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be sitting pretty

If someone is sitting pretty, they are in a good, safe, or comfortable situation. When the war started, they thought they were sitting pretty, because they had all those food stocks. If we'd let Mark have the statue for a quarter of a million, we'd be sitting pretty by now.
See also: pretty, sitting
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

be ˌsitting ˈpretty

(informal) be rich, successful or in a pleasant situation: If you make win our competition, then you’ll be sitting pretty.
See also: pretty, sitting
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