Idiom: 'Settled on your lees'

What does 'Settled on your lees' mean?

Meaning:

This is an old biblical idiom but still used. It refers to the lees (dregs, sediments) of wine or other liquids that settle in the bottom of the containing vessel if it is not disturbed. Hence, the idiom refers to someone or something that is at ease, not disturbed, or worried. Sometimes this also has reference to a false assurance.

Contributor: Adam Wood

Country: International English | Subject Area: Food | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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