in the lap of luxury

in the lap of luxury

Having a luxurious and comfortable life due to one's abundant money and resources. The fact that he grew up in the lap of luxury was used to discredit the candidate's claim of wanting to represent working-class citizens. After winning the lottery, they moved to Paris to live in the lap of luxury.
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in the lap of luxury

Cliché in luxurious surroundings. John lives in the lap of luxury because his family is very wealthy. When I retire, I'd like to live in the lap of luxury.
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lap of luxury, in the

In affluent circumstances, equipped with anything money can buy. For example, Jane grew up in the lap of luxury. This expression alludes to the lap as a place of comfort. [Late 1700s]
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in the lap of luxury

If you live in the lap of luxury, you live in conditions of great comfort and wealth. Note: In the first four idioms, `lap' refers to the area at the top of your thighs when you are sitting down, where a child would sit. We don't live in the lap of luxury, but we're comfortable. They are heading for retirement and intend to spend it in the lap of luxury. Note: You can say that something is the lap of luxury when it is very comfortable and expensive. The house seemed like the lap of luxury.
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in the lap of luxury

in conditions of great comfort and wealth.
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in the lap of ˈluxury

in easy, comfortable conditions, and enjoying the advantages of being rich: It was a wonderful hotel. I really enjoyed living in the lap of luxury for a couple of weeks.
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References in classic literature ?
But you must confess that you were born in the lap of luxury, yourself.
"You're a blighted being, and decidedly cross today because you can't sit in the lap of luxury all the time.
I am not tall enough to be James Bond, but then again I am not small enough to be adopted by Madonna" "We call our dog Jack Straw, because he lives in the lap of luxury, never does anything and is completely useless" "Pretending to be on my mobile is my device for getting past people without interruption"
PAUL LAWRIE is staying in the lap of luxury this week as Gleneagles always put their defending champ in one of the hotel's finest suites.
Great SafarisO Great Tanzania Wing Safari itinerary spends eight days on TanzaniaOs safari circuit in the lap of luxury. Guests will fly in an executive aircraft with nine club-class seats, stay in first0class accommodations and enjoy gourmet cuisine.
The newspaper quoted a senior Whitehall official as saying: "It's not fair for lower ranks to suffer cutbacks while their commanders live in the lap of luxury at a time of austerity.
And it looks like she'll be living it up in the lap of luxury - with Molton Brown products in her toilet, a lap top computer on her make-up table and all the flashy mod cons.
RAIL passengers will be able to travel in the lap of luxury this summer after the cost of first class seats were slashed.
"With such low prices and some great deals around, travellers can enjoy a night in the lap of luxury for less than ever."
Continue Escaping With Dnata Holidays There's still time to escape for a break in the lap of luxury at an affordable price with Dnata Holidays' Great Escape five star sale, which has been extended until the end of February.
I have a pension of 2,400 [pounds sterling] a year, rising by three per cent a year, so am hardly in the lap of luxury when I see the salaries that some members earn and the pensions that must go with these.
Living in the lap of luxury is something most of us can only dream of.
An accommodation specialist is using the web to allow more visitors to the region to stay in the lap of luxury.
A MILLIONAIRE businessman swindled more than pounds 26,000 in benefits despite living in the lap of luxury.
They would clean the kitchen, prune the bushes and wash the laundry, all without complaint, while we humans would relax in the lap of luxury.