live off/on the fat of the land

Definition of live off/on the fat of the land

  1. :  to live very well by enjoying the best things that are available without having to work hard to get those things They retired several years ago and have been living on the fat of the land ever since.

Word by Word Definitions

liveplay
  1. :  to be alive :  have the life of an animal or plant

    :  to continue alive

    :  to maintain oneself :  subsist

  1. :  having life :  living

    :  existing in fact or reality :  actual

    :  exerting force or containing energy: such as

  1. :  at the actual time of occurrence :  during, from, or at a live production

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

  1. :  notable for having an unusual amount of fat:

    :  plump

    :  having excessive body fat

  1. :  to make fat :  fatten

  1. :  animal tissue consisting chiefly of cells distended with greasy or oily matter

    :  oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of adipose tissue and often abundant in seeds

    :  any of various compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that are glycerides of fatty acids, are the chief constituents of plant and animal fat, are a major class of energy-rich food, and are soluble in organic solvents but not in water

landplay
  1. :  the solid part of the surface of the earth

    :  a corresponding part of a celestial body (such as the moon)

    :  ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality

  1. :  to set or put on shore from a ship :  disembark

    :  to set down after conveying

    :  to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place


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