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comfortable in (one's) own skin

Displaying a relaxed confidence in and clear understanding of oneself and one's abilities, especially when presenting oneself to or interacting with other people. Though his girlfriend's group of friends are all older and more established in life, he is comfortable enough in his own skin to have no problem mingling with them at parties. Janet is so comfortable in her own skin that I have no doubt that she'll find her ideal path in life.
See also: comfortable, own, skin

comfortable circumstances

The state of having enough money to live well. We used to have barely enough money to pay rent, but ever since Pat got that promotion, we've been living in comfortable circumstances.

slip into something more comfortable

A set phrase usually said seductively to a prospective sexual partner. Why don't you pour the wine while I slip into something more comfortable?

(as) comfortable as an old shoe

Very familiar or comfortable, especially in an agreeably unpretentious or unrestrained manner. This car may have seen better years, but it's still comfortable as an old shoe to drive around in.
See also: comfortable, old, shoe

nice and (something)

Very something. Used to emphasize how nice something is because of the particular quality named after "and." I love your new house! It's nice and bright inside! Ah, this lemonade is nice and cold—just the thing for such a hot day.
See also: and, nice

*comfortable as an old shoe

Cliché very comfortable; very comforting and familiar. (*Also: as ~.) My old house may seem small to you, but I think it's cozy. It's as comfortable as an old shoe.
See also: comfortable, old, shoe

comfortable as an old shoe, as

Familiar and very much at ease, as in Kathy's really enjoying her third summer at the same camp-for her it's comfortable as an old shoe . This simile was once put as easy as an old shoe, first recorded in J. T. Brockett's North Country Glossary (1825). It was most often applied to friends, as in the proverb Old shoes are easy, old friends are best, but today it is used more broadly for easy familiarity in any situation.
See also: comfortable, old

ˌnice and ˈpeaceful, ˈcomfortable, ˈwarm, etc.

pleasantly peaceful, etc: Sit by the fire. It’s nice and warm there.Drink your coffee while it’s nice and hot.
See also: and, nice
References in classic literature ?
This done him heaps of good, and so he got cheerful and comfortable. But the duke kind of soured on him, and didn't look a bit satisfied with the way things was going; still, the king acted real friendly towards him, and said the duke's great-grandfather and all the other Dukes of Bilgewater was a good deal thought of by HIS father, and was allowed to come to the palace considerable; but the duke stayed huffy a good while, till by and by the king says:
It 'll only make things on- comfortable. It ain't my fault I warn't born a duke, it ain't your fault you warn't born a king -- so what's the use to worry?
"He has been used to her in these complaints, and I hope tomorrow morning will bring us both a more comfortable report.
How very comfortable they make it;impossible to feel cold with such precautions.
"Well then, understand once for all that I never shall or can be comfortable - or anything but miserable - there, Biddy!
She put her hand, which was a comfortable hand though roughened by work, upon my hands, one after another, and gently took them out of my hair.
"Depend upon it, they were all perfectly comfortable."
Such a number of women and children have no right to be comfortable on board."
I should like to know that John was firmly established in some good business, which gave him an income large enough to keep free from debt and make Meg comfortable. I'm not ambitious for a splendid fortune, a fashionable position, or a great name for my girls.
It is so inexpressibly comfortable to have you here," was Meg's answer.
Medlock seemed always to be in her comfortable housekeeper's sitting-room downstairs.
The bright eyes belonged to a little gray mouse, and the mouse had eaten a hole into the cushion and made a comfortable nest there.
They had just come out of their warm, safe homes, where everything was regular and comfortable, and where their husbands and children would be with them at nightfall.
There, with Woola, I had spent a comfortable night, and rose much refreshed after the arduous labors of the past few days.