be rolling in it(redirected from were rolling in it)
be rolling in it
To be exceptionally wealthy. "It" refers to money, with the image being that of one literally rolling around in piles of cash. I hear her father is rolling in it, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. Once we get this plan underway, we'll be rolling in it in no time!
be rolling in itor
be rolling in moneyINFORMAL
COMMON If someone is rolling in it or is rolling in money, they are very rich. Don't worry about the cost — soon you'll be rolling in it. Jessica's parents are obviously rolling in money.
be rolling (in it or in money)be very rich. informal
Rolling in (i.e. ‘turning over and over in’) here has the sense of ‘luxuriating in’. The idea of wallowing in riches has been current since the late 16th century.