lap of luxury

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the lap of luxury

A luxurious and comfortable lifestyle due to one's abundant money and resources. After winning the lottery, they moved to Paris so they could live in the lap of luxury. 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. Compared to life the village where he grew up, my grandfather said earning minimum wage and living in a one-bedroom apartment in New York felt like the lap of luxury to him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lap of luxury

Fig. a luxurious situation. I rather enjoy living in the lap of luxury. You call this pigpen the lap of luxury?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lap of luxury, the

Affluent circumstances. This term, with its allusion to a traditional place of comfort and ease, the human lap, no doubt owes its popularity to its fluid alliteration. It dates from the late eighteenth century and appeared in print in 1802 in Maria Edgeworth’s Moral Tales.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Weaver George: now living in the lap of luxury and being spoilt
Despite world events, tourist attractions remain open, there are fewer queues and hotels remain as efficient as ever, cosseting you in the lap of luxury.
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Mick Cash, head of the RMT, said bosses were "jetting around in the lap of luxury" as engineers and signallers fought for a "fair pay rise".
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.
All I would say to this cosseted couple - the taxpayer keeps you two in the lap of luxury, no one else, and as far as I am concerned, you must take the shots when they come along, if you pardon the pun.
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His basic wage would keep any Teessider in the lap of luxury at pounds 120,200 but on top of that he also gets a pounds 50,000 retention package, pounds 32,000 car allowance, pounds 24,000 "honorarium" -whatever that means, totalling pounds 226,200.
The Press, pundits, pressure groups and some politicians are queuing up to claim that we are living in the lap of luxury (really?) and are going to have to tighten our belts and endure cutbacks or closures in public services.
Expenses for things like dog food, light bulbs, horse manure, televisions costing over pounds 2,000, furniture and flipping homes - in fact living in the lap of luxury at the taxpayers' expense while all these people are on the dole because of no fault of their own.
AN MP today backed plans to seize the "bling" from criminals and stop them living in the lap of luxury.
Ten million quid is more than enough to see out her life in the lap of luxury and while Tarrant may be a liar and a love-cheat, he's worked like a train for the last 25 years to earn his dosh.
There are a small number of councillors in Cardiff who share this view, however, the Member's Register always seems to make it appear that we are living in the lap of luxury when in fact the hospitality received only has a small value.
A MILLIONAIRE businessman swindled more than pounds 26,000 in benefits despite living in the lap of luxury.
She also denied suggestions that she is living in the lap of luxury and said she works 10 hours a day for pounds 50 a week.