Idioms: Lap of luxury

Discussion in 'English Only' started by zăpadă, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. zăpadă

    zăpadă Senior Member

    Tunisia ...
    Limba Arabă
    Hi homies ,

    I have a hasty question ,

    Is there any idiom analogous to " Lap of luxury " ?
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  2. LA_Andaluza

    LA_Andaluza Senior Member

    Español (Spain)
    I think I've heard something like "he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth" and rolling in it (it means having large amounts of something, usually money). For example: Mary's new husband is rolling in it. (he's very rich)

    Hope it helps.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  3. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU

    There are a great many similar idioms. To be in the lap of luxury is to enjoy great comfort, usually as a result of having wealth, though perhaps as a result of another person's hospitality.

    La Andaluza's suggestions refer to being wealthy. Some others, that more directly refer to comfort:

    Happy as a pig in shit. (Enjoying oneself in a way analogous to a pig's notion—or a person's notion of a pig's notion—of absolute comfort.

    Living high on the hog.
  4. zăpadă

    zăpadă Senior Member

    Tunisia ...
    Limba Arabă
    Thnaks LA_Andaluza and cuchuflete for your helps ,

    it's just a typo :)

    My regards
  5. JamesM

    JamesM Senior Member

    To add another one, "living large" is a more contemporary expression for living a life of luxury and extravagance.
  6. zăpadă

    zăpadă Senior Member

    Tunisia ...
    Limba Arabă
    Hi James , thanks for dropping in , it's useful

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