life of riley meaning

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Noun: life of Riley
  1. (informal) an ideal life of carefree prosperity and contentment

Encyclopedia: Life of Riley


[American slang]
n. phr., informal A soft easy life; pleasant or rich way of living. He's living the life of Riley. He doesn't have to work anymore.
Compare: BED OF ROSES, IN CLOVER, LIVE HIGH OFF THE HOG.

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  1. She's living the life of Riley in Simi Valley.
  2. The life of Riley has a life of its own.
  3. This would be my definition of " The Life of Riley ."
  4. They never found anything because those horses lived the life of Riley.
  5. On the Knicks, the life of Riley has a life of its own.

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