Settled on your lees meaning

What does the saying 'Settled on your lees' mean?

Idiom: Settled on your lees

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.

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