lap of luxury, in the

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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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]
See also: lap, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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