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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!
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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
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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
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mod. soft; easy. (From cushion.) That’s a cushy kind of life to lead.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This while what should be an all-London FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Arsenal will be played at the cushier Saturday 5.15pm slot.
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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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At the New York Dance and Performance Awards ("The Bessies") evening in September, Jerome Bel, one of the "hot" French choreographers Kourlas mentioned, sent an acceptance speech acknowledging the cushier environment for creating dance in Europe.