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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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 ?
Come, ma'am, you know you were born in the lap of luxury.
Pumblechook, who had an objection to being interrupted; "I mean, enjoying himself with his elders and betters, and improving himself with their conversation, and rolling in the lap of luxury.
And Mr Dorrit's daughter that day began, in earnest, her competition with that woman not present; and began it so well that Mr Dorrit could all but have taken his affidavit, if required, that Mrs Sparkler had all her life been lying at full length in the lap of luxury, and had never heard of such a rough word in the English tongue as Marshalsea.
You're a blighted being, and decidedly cross today because you can't sit in the lap of luxury all the time.
Was it outside that very house as I first set eyes upon him, rolling in the lap of luxury, when I was selling halfpenny ballads there for a living?
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.
Living in the lap of luxury is something most of us can only dream of.
A MILLIONAIRE businessman swindled more than pounds 26,000 in benefits despite living in the lap of luxury.
Five years later, Samuel has enjoyed the good life and sitting in the lap of luxury, but strange visions gnaw away at him.
Also Mrs George, aka Helen Gibson, my groom, for looking after me and taking me racing and at whose stables I am now living in the lap of luxury and being spoilt rotten.
Skye's hermit crabs - Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Dory and Crush - are living in the lap of luxury.
Reaside houses some of our most dangerous criminals and the thought of them living in the lap of luxury will cause outrage.
RACE ace David Coulthard won't be staying in the lap of luxury for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix - in fact, he will be staying in a camper van.
whose preface is addressed to "my fellow Americans," tells us that he has "thought long and hard," "lived in the lap of luxury," and "looked death in the face.
Lola spends her days with owners Ron and Melissa Hudson, living in the lap of luxury in Laguna Beach, Calif.