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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.
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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

cushy

(ˈkʊʃi)
mod. soft; easy. (From cushion.) That’s a cushy kind of life to lead.
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Just days after it was revealed that lags inside prisons in England are ignoring chances to escape because of their cushy lives behind bars, a fed-up guard contacted us to reveal how lags at Cardiff Prison: enjoy luxuries like digital TV and games consoles in their en-suite cells; will soon be treated in a new pounds 10m health centre, allowing them instant access to the best medical and dental facilities; and love life inside so much that they don't want to leave.
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Like their Foreign Service counterparts, CIA officers came to yearn for cushy assignments in the world's more attractive cities, especially those in Europe, in contrast to the places where their services were most needed.
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