Definition of in the lap of luxury in English:

in the lap of luxury

phrase

  • In conditions of great comfort and wealth.

    ‘Katie was living in the lap of luxury in Paris’
    • ‘It was one of the few times I've lived in the lap of luxury and felt totally comfortable.’
    • ‘Everyone seems to agree that there were no beatings, and while they weren't exactly living in the lap of luxury (or Florida white-collar prisons), we have to remember that these were not nice men.’
    • ‘These anti-globalisation protesters were breaking windows against world injustice, protesting against the fact that millions die starving while others live in the lap of luxury.’
    • ‘The people that we deal with for taking drugs do not live in the lap of luxury, they live in squalor and filth.’
    • ‘Secondly, I would obviously grant the Dictator a huge pay rise, and thirdly I would abolish elections and stay in power until I retired to live in the lap of luxury with my squandered millions.’
    • ‘This child is not in the lap of luxury, but so what?’
    • ‘Even better, being meta-efficient in one's spending habits doesn't preclude anyone from living in the lap of luxury now and again.’
    • ‘Some might argue that there are many ‘visible minorities’ who are very well-placed and living in the lap of luxury.’
    • ‘These directors seem to get away with ruining people's lives and are able to still live in the lap of luxury without their assets being frozen or sold off.’
    • ‘Here you get to experience the many wonderful facets of the island and indeed stay in the lap of luxury and you can also join one of their excellent daily whalewatching trips.’
    lead a very comfortable life, be very rich, want for nothing, live off the fat of the land