idle rich

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of idle rich

: rich people who do not have to work
  • elegant and expensive resorts catering to the idle rich

Word by Word Definitions

idle play
  1. : lacking worth or basis : vain

  2. : not occupied or employed: such as

  3. : having no employment : inactive

  1. : to spend time in idleness

  2. : to move idly

  3. : to run at low power and often disconnected usually so that power is not used for useful work

rich play
  1. : having abundant possessions and especially material wealth

  2. : having high value or quality

  3. : well supplied or endowed


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