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the life of Reilly

A life of great ease, comfort, or luxury, used especially in the phrase "lead/live the life of Reilly." The phrase is likely of early 20th-century Irish-American origin, but to whom Reilly refers is uncertain. Pampered from a young age after his father came into sudden wealth, Jonathan led the life of Reilly compared to the hardships his older siblings faced.
See also: life, of, Reilly
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The Life of Reilly team THREE teenage actresses from the North East have swapped their school summer holidays to tread the boards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
She auditioned for The Life of Reilly not only because of her love for acting, but also because of her personal link to autism within her family.
It is sickening to think when the rest of us were struggling to keep one roof over our heads we were paying them for the upkeep of a second home and life of Reilly in the capital.
LIFE OF REILLY Nicki Minaj goes all out in Fendi gear at their show in Milan.
Never Satisfied LIVIN' on a penshun It's not much of a do The dough's not fit to menshun The time 'angs 'eavy too Yer'll live the life of Reilly The politicians said Don't think much uv Reilly If that's the life 'e led My pants 'r on the slack side The Scouse is blind these days Sittin' on yer backside Ain't a job wot pays The missis gets 'er 'ur done On Mondees arr 'arf price There's passes for the buses Irr all sounds very nice Burr-d sooner 'ave the ackers A'd do without each perk Ter be back with me wackers Grumbling about werk by the late Stella Blainey
Jes Rust the University of Bonn said that the parasite lived the life of Reilly, as there were many salamanders in the lakes, as fossil finds at the same location near Ningcheng in Inner Mongolia (China) have shown.
LIFE OF REILLY Michael Reilly fires Glenafton 2-1 ahead in the local derby
The results were as follows: Really Novice Show Jumping; 1st Georgia WilKinson, Jigsaw, 2nd Megan Hey, Meadmoor Warrior Princess, 3rd Riley Malone, Life of Reilly.
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP GAA: LEINSTER SEN FOOTBALL CHAMPIO FINAL Meat o Dublin v Meath Croke Park, 2pm, Live on TV3 MEATH are enjoying the of Reilly so far this summeATH are enjoying the life of Reilly so far this summer.
The Bull Hayes heads the weights for the 13-runner event, having gone up 8lb for his win, under Geraghty, at Killarney last month when he had three of today's rivals - Life Of Reilly (second), Clarach (fourth) and False Economy (fifth) behind.
Does he really think that people live the life of Reilly on benefits?
Infused with an adolescent streak that revels in its R rating and never seems to tire of puns derived from Dewey's last name, the pic dutifully chronicles the life of Reilly's Cox from well-telegraphed boyhood tragedy to unexpected stardom to drug abuse, despite half-hearted "You don't want to try this" warnings from band member Sam (Tim Meadows).
The New Labour MPs in Wales are afraid of losing their well-paid "life of Reilly" jobs.
But when I read the revelations from Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, that he had sleepless nights in his battle to make the Gunners great again, I thought to myself, what a lovely way to lose sleep: handling top class players, spending money and living the life of Reilly.
The pampered one-tonne bull, which has sired 220 daughters to date, lives the life of Reilly at the Cogent farm on the Duke of Westminster's Cheshire estate.