lady of leisure


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man/woman/gentleman/lady of leisure

Someone who has enough money that they do not need to work for a living, and therefore can spend their time however they please. The group mostly consists of ladies of leisure who use their time, money, and influence to help improve the lives of inner-city children. I tried my hand at a variety of professions, but in the end, the only life that suits me best is that of a man of leisure.
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lady (or man or gentleman) of leisure

a person who does not need to earn a living or whose time is free from obligations to others.
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Lady of leisure Gill McFerran, 49, from Wirral, could barely control her excitement as she sang: "Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days.
As a lady of leisure, and with little else to do, she indulged in the pastime of shopping.
While Erika, who has never been abroad and has only just bought a passport, said: "I'm going to be a lady of leisure.
At River Island you can be a lady of leisure in a red velour funnel neck jacket, pounds 24.
She could have been a lady of leisure, she did not need to work but she pursued her own career and ideals.
HELEN Flanagan may look like a domestic goddess but she'd far rather be a lady of leisure, she says.
Ms Israel, who has never been abroad, said: "I'm going to be a lady of leisure.
And Erika jokes that she wants to be a lady of leisure.
It includes two theatre trips -to see Lady of Leisure at the Playhouse and Anything Goes at the Empire, as well as visits to the Tate and the cathedral.
Acquiring Curves increased the Lady of Leisure chain to 22 and the plan was to have 40 clubs by the Millennium when it floated on the Alternative Investment Market last spring.
Viewers next week will meet the eclectic mix including project manager Ronnie Moore, lady of leisure Alexis O'Byrne, wedding planner Rose Jones, amateur cage fighter Gary Wallace and supermarket food manager Danny Kidney.
Artistic director Gemma Bodinetz had found The Lady of Leisure in an old list of plays staged at the Playhouse.
A Lady of Leisure - or Mollusc - is the latest Playhouse production directed by Gemma Bodinetz and was written by the Cheshire playwright Hubert Henry Davies who later lived in the USA.
Peter Landon and Doug Johnson - who established the first club in the 1970s - are selling out to the Lady of Leisure group, which floated on the Alternative Investment Market last year.