the life of Riley

noun phrase

informal + somewhat old-fashioned
: a happy and comfortable life with few problems
He's been living/leading the life of Riley.

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“The life of Riley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20life%20of%20Riley. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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