have (got) it made in the shade

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have (got) it made in the shade

To be in a comfortable position in life, usually due to some manner of financial success or windfall. I can't believe they sold their company for billions—they have it made in the shade now! If you're born into a wealthy family, you've got it made in the shade while the rest of us struggle.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have it made in the shade

 and have got it made in the shade
Sl. to have succeeded; to be set for life. Wow, is he lucky! He has it made in the shade. Sarah's got it made in the shade with her huge inheritance.
See also: have, made, shade
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have it made in the shade

tv. to have succeeded; to be set for life. (Have got can replace have.) Wow, is he lucky! He has it made in the shade.
See also: have, made, shade
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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