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cushy job

A job that is easy, stress free, and/or very well paid. Since I got this cushy job managing a toy store, I've gotten to sit around playing with toys all day. Since Sarah got that cushy job with the bank, she has been driving a sports car and is buying a second home!
See also: cushy, job

cushy number

A job that is easy, stress free, and typically well paid. Primarily heard in UK. Since I got this cushy number managing a toy store, I've gotten to sit around playing with toys all day. Since Sarah got that cushy number with the bank, she has been driving a sports car and is buying a second home! I get to work from home and spend a lot of time with my kids, so it's certainly a cushy number.
See also: cushy, number

a cushy ˈnumber

(British English) an easy job; a pleasant situation that other people would like: Sarah’s new job sounds like a right cushy number — she only has to go to the office three days a week. Cushy means ‘easy’ or ‘pleasant’ and comes from Hindi.
See also: cushy, number


mod. soft; easy. (From cushion.) That’s a cushy kind of life to lead.
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By all means, batter cushier options like film studies with your algebraic-functions and further coordinate-geometry but don't knock long-established subjects like English and history.
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The benefits were two-fold: The carpet remnants saved her plenty on installation costs and made the play space even cushier for the youngsters and their bare knees.
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Some of the cardinals in the group felt that such plain furniture was beneath their dignity (accustomed as they were, no doubt, to cushier stuff); some men of the cloth did not want to join at all because of the austere seating arrangements.
But I figured that it would make for a better story (not to mention a cushier time) if I simply worked from the house, so at the appointed hour I sauntered down the hall in my stockinged feet and plunked myself in front of the computer in my wife's comfortable in-house office.