life of Riley

noun phrase
life of Ri·​ley | \ -ˈrī-lē How to pronounce life of Riley (audio) \
variants: or less commonly life of Reilly

Definition of life of Riley

: a carefree comfortable way of living

First Known Use of life of Riley

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for life of Riley

from the name Riley or Reilly

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