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    have it made compared to

    Dear all,

    How should I understand the underlined sentence?

    By the way, "roll in clover" is said to mean "have sex". But I didn't get the logic here.

    Thanks in advance.

    If the average urban worker wasnít exactly rolling in clover during the 1920s, he had it made compared to his cousin on the farm. In fact, the best days for U.S. farmers had come and gone by the time the 1920s started.

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    Re: have it made compared to

    Rolling in clover has nothing to do with having sex.

    It means the urban worker wasn't very prosperous or affluent, but he was much better off than a farm worker.

    Rover

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    Re: have it made compared to

    It does indeed mean being prosperous or affluent, but it also can have sexual implications: Skylighters, The Web Site of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion: Music of the WW II Years -- Roll Me Over in the Clover

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