easy street


Definition of easy street 

: a situation with no worries

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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of easy street

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

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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