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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 charity causes. I tried my hand at a variety of professions, but in the end, the life that suits me best is that of a man of leisure.
See also: gentleman, lady, leisure, man, of, woman

a lady of leisure

A lady of leisure is a woman who does not have to work. There'll be no more mid-week shopping now you're no longer a lady of leisure.
See also: lady, leisure, of

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.
See also: lady, leisure, of
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ANTHONY HONEYBALL: his Man Of Leisure can complete a quick hat-trick at Worcester
McLean Jnr, a man of leisure, has been living a life of luxury in a townhouse in Edinburgh's New Town since his release.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 4.50 Man Of Leisure, 5.25 Witch's Hat, 5.55 Red Courtier, 6.30 Escort'men, 7.05 Uncle Roger, 7.40 Topthorn, 8.10 Dance.
PLUMPTON: 1.10 Asker, 1.40 Goring Two, 2.10 Red Anchor, 2.40 Too Generous, 3.10 Firebird Flyer, 3.40 Tidal Dance, 4.10 Man Of Leisure. WOLVERHAMPTON: 1.50 Frequency, 2.20 Persian Marvel, 2.50 English Summer, 3.20 Gabrial The Boss, 3.50 Cheektocheek, 4.20 Shockingdancer, 4.50 Una Bella Cosa.
Warden, who was reportedly one of those most influential figures in introducing the Maktoum family to British racing, had PZ Mower Chase winner Man Of Leisure with Cork trainer Jimmy Murphy, whose son Donie trains Serra Nova.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.30 Fairey Delta, 3.00 Presenting Arms, 3.30 Upham Atom, 4.00 Big News, 4.30 One Conemara, 5.00 Man Of Leisure.
For Hans Adielsson, becoming a man of leisure was a fate even worse than death.
MAN OF LEISURE But Flatley denies retirement rumours SHOWMAN On stage ACCLAIM Flatley will take his show around the world
David, 50, is a former computer architect who sold his Consett-based company, IMP Computing, seven years ago and has since become a man of leisure.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.25 Waldvogel (nb), 2.55 Catholic Hill, 3.25 Choumakeur, 3.55 Paint The Clouds, 4.25 Ban Uisce, 5.20 Man Of Leisure
Racing Post Ratings Steve Mason Man Of Leisure (5.00 Exeter, nap) Has to be considered a shade unlucky to have run into well-handicapped horses on three successive runs at Hereford, but he has shown a consistent level of form and a repeat performance will probably be enough to see him shed his maiden tag in this modest handicap.
ACCLAIM Flatley will take his show around the world MAN OF LEISURE But Flatley denies retirement rumours SHOWMAN On stage
It has paid off nicely." Minella Stars was sent off 10-11 favourite for the 2m61/2f maiden hurdle and had to be driven right out by Harry Skelton to collect, while Arrayan comfortably defied top weight to take the closing 2m1f handicap hurdle by 11 lengths from Man Of Leisure. Richard Lee: "Grey Gold is a horse I have always liked"
MAN OF LEISURE Lennox Lewis has quit the ring; NO REPEAT Vitali Klitschko can forget it