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    To be/ live in clover

    Hi everybody,

    I have found the idioms, meaning "having good fortune; be in a very good situation, especially financially":

    To be/ live in clover;
    To be living off/ on the fat of the land;
    To live in the lap of luxury;
    To live like a king/ lord/ prince.

    Are they really used in UK, USA or Australia nowdays? And how often?
    Are there any differences in their using?
    Do you know any more idioms of the same meaning?

    Many Thanks to everyone!
    Olya

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    Re: To be/ live in clover

    Quote Originally Posted by Olenek View Post
    Hi everybody,

    I have found the idioms, meaning "having good fortune; be in a very good situation, especially financially":

    To be/ live in clover;
    To be living off/ on the fat of the land;
    To live in the lap of luxury;
    To live like a king/ lord/ prince.

    Are they really used in UK, USA or Australia nowdays? And how often?
    Are there any differences in their using?
    Do you know any more idioms of the same meaning?

    Many Thanks to everyone!
    Olya
    All are heard in the US. There is one exception to your definition, which is "to live off the fat of the land." This usually refers to someone who is taking advantage of someone or somethng. It could refer to someone who is receiving some government benefit to which they aren't entitled or even to a gigolo.

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