easy street


Definition of easy street

: a situation with no worries

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Examples of easy street in a Sentence

just knew that if I hit the lottery, I'd be on easy street for the rest of my life
Recent Examples on the Web But that doesn’t mean the NFL has been easy street for Hentges. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Hale Hentges following his opportunities in football and beyond," 3 Mar. 2021 However, given his position’s lack of job security, along with his zig-zagging career arc, Pepper knows better than to assume his rugged road has been replaced by easy street. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Colorful 49ers long snapper Taybor Pepper hopes perseverance finally pays off," 9 Oct. 2020 The former Dallasite might appear to be living on easy street these days with his stack of glowing reviews and a famous surname that dates back to American folk hero Davy Crockett, a distant relative. Dallas News, "Charley Crockett has lived the ‘Hard Times’ he sings about," 6 Aug. 2020 As longtime fans are well aware, The Walking Dead has not been on easy street lately. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Andrew Lincoln Might Leave The Walking Dead in Season 9—But How?," 29 May 2018 Life on the dole in Florida isn’t easy street: Barkley’s benefits come to $270 a week and max out at three months. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, "In good times, safety net for the jobless frays," 27 Mar. 2018 On easy street Life is pleasanter in other ways too. The Economist, "Seventh heaven at 7-ElevenYoung Japanese are surprisingly content," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of easy street

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of easy street was in 1889

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18 Mar 2021

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“Easy street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easy%20street. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of easy street

: a situation with no worries : a situation of wealth and ease

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