clover


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

four-leaf clover

1. Literally, a clover with four leaves instead of the usual three, traditionally thought to be a good-luck charm due to its rarity. You found a four-leaf clover and you saw a shooting star? Wow, you must be really lucky today!
2. By extension, any person or thing that is considered a bringer of good fortune. The new kicker has been something of a four-leaf clover for the team, as they've won every game since he signed with them.
See also: clover

be in clover

To live without financial stress. If only I could win the lottery, then I would be in clover, instead of working three jobs to pay my bills.
See also: clover

(as) happy as a pig in clover

slang Very happy and contented in one's situation. Johnny loves politics, so he's as happy as a pig in clover at this convention. She settled into the chair with a glass of wine and a book, happy as a pig in clover.
See also: clover, happy, pig

like a pig in clover

slang Very happily and contentedly. Johnny loves politics, so he's like a pig in clover at this convention. The two of them lived like pigs in clover off the settlement they got from the government after the accident.
See also: clover, like, pig

in clover

Living without financial stress. If only I could win the lottery, then I would be in clover, instead of working three jobs to pay my bills.
See also: clover

rolling in clover

Very happy or content, often because one is living without financial stress. If only I could win the lottery, then I would be in clover, instead of working three jobs to pay my bills. Johnny loves politics, so he's basically rolling in clover at this convention.
See also: clover, roll

in clover

Fig. having good fortune; in a very good situation, especially financially. If I get this contract, I'll be in clover for the rest of my life. I have very little money saved, so when I retire I won't exactly be in clover.
See also: clover

in clover

Prosperous, living well. For example, After we make our first million, we'll be in clover. This expression alludes to cattle happily feeding on clover. Slightly different versions are like pigs in clover and rolling in clover. [c. 1700]
See also: clover

like pigs in clover

Extremely contentedly, as in They had a handsome pension and lived like pigs in clover. This expression alludes to pigs being allowed to eat as much clover, a favorite food, as they wish. It appeared in the Boston Gazette of January 7, 1813: "Canadians! then in droves come over, And live henceforth like pigs in clover." [Early 1800s]
See also: clover, like, pig

in clover

If you are in clover, you are happy or secure because you have a lot of money or are enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. Developers and bankers were in clover until Congress abruptly changed the rules again. For the next ten days I was in clover at Vicky's house. She took me to all the town's best restaurants and clubs. Note: Clover is a plant which often grows in fields of grass. Cows are said to enjoy grazing in fields which contain a lot of clover.
See also: clover

in clover

in ease and luxury.
This sense of the phrase is a reference to clover's being particularly attractive to livestock, as in the expression happy as a pig in clover .
See also: clover

in ˈclover

(informal) in comfort or luxury: Since winning the lottery, they’ve been living in clover.
See also: clover

in clover

Living a carefree life of ease, comfort, or prosperity.
See also: clover

in clover, to be/live

To prosper. This expression, with its analogy to cattle feeding happily in a field of clover, dates from the early eighteenth century. It occasionally has been put like pigs in clover, and, in twentieth-century America, rolling in clover. All of them mean “to live well.”
See also: live
References in periodicals archive ?
Clover currently operates in three business segments which are (i) Business Solutions/Petrotech (Energy industry/office equipment sales and services along with e-commerce development) (ii) Lubricants and Auto-care Accessories Marketing and Distribution, and (iii) Packaged Foods Distribution.
Clover is utilizing its proprietary Trimer-Tag(c) technology platform to develop novel biologics targeting trimerization-dependent pathways.
Groups like Media Review Network (MRN) and the South African arm of Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS-SA have weighed in on Clover's likely sellout.
A subsample from each sample was sorted into sown species (Ryegrass, red clover and white clover for grass-clover pasture and plantain red clover and white clover for herb-clover mix), weeds and dead matter, and then oven dried and weighed to attain the botanical composition.
If, after field trials, the clover is approved, IBERS expects it to lower farming reliance on expensive bought-in concentrates.
Clover is a subsidiary of First Data Corp., a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving over six million businesses and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries.
Research work is focused on improving the longevity of red clover, traditionally seen as its Achilles' heel.
(NASDAQ: CART), the parent company of Carolina Trust Bank, has said that it has completed its previously announced merger with Clover Community Bankshares Inc., parent company of Clover Community Bank.
has closed its acquisition of Clover Community Bankshares, Inc., the parent company of Clover Community Bank, the company said.
Carolina Trust BancShares Inc., parent company of Carolina Trust Bank, has completed its previously announced merger with Clover Community Bankshares Inc., parent company of Clover Community Bank.
LINCOLNTON, N.C.: Carolina Trust BancShares, Inc., the parent company of Carolina Trust Bank, and Clover Community Bankshares, Inc.
First Data has launched Clove Mini and Clover Flex in Argentina.
Further positioning itself as the partner-of-choice for small businesses and merchants, Clover, a First Data Company, announced the addition of two new partners to its network: Nav and AP Intego.
Originally founded to produce dairy products, The South African Clover company is now a leading branded food and beverage group that operates in South Africa as well as in other southern and central African countries.
A survey released Wednesday by health insurer Clover Health revealed that only 45 percent of New Jersey seniors have gotten a flu shot so far this fall.A survey released Wednesday by health insurer Clover Health revealed that only 45 percent of New Jersey seniors have gotten a flu shot so far this fall.