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live large

To have a luxurious lifestyle. The term sometimes implies that such a lifestyle will be temporary. The royalties from his hit album have allowed him to live large well after the peak of his stardom—he still has six houses. We lived large while we were in Vegas, but now it's back to the old grind.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

live large

to live in luxury; to spend time in grand style. George loved to live large, dining at fine French restaurants.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Living large

phr. Doing okay. (The response to How ya living?) I’m living large. How you doing?
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

live large

To indulge freely in a luxury or luxuries: For a few years, the nation lived large on its new-found oil wealth.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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