a lady/man/gentleman of leisure

noun phrase

: a woman/man who does not work and who spends a lot of time doing things for pleasure

Examples of a lady/man/gentleman of leisure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Beatriz is a lady of leisure, with plenty of spare time. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 Now a man of leisure, Roget unearthed his earlier compilation. Claudia Kalb, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Apr. 2021 Was this a holiday selfie taken by a lady of leisure? New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Queen Elizabeth will remain a lady of leisure through the end of 2020. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2020

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“A lady/man/gentleman of leisure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20lady%2Fman%2Fgentleman%20of%20leisure. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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