Sitting Pretty

Rate this phrase:(5.00 / 1 vote)
To be in great or beneficiary position, to be in favorable or lucky position

Etymology:

  • This popular American expression originated in the 20th century. We all know that “sitting” is a comfortable or relaxing position and we also know that “pretty” is an adjective which means good, beauty and something suitable. So the inventor of this idiom has thought to combine these words to suggest any easy or favorable position. Now we can use this expression to suggest someone who is in good position in any area of life.
42 Views

It is good to know that Stephen is sitting pretty in his new office and now we are no more worried about him.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Sitting Pretty':

sitting prettyHaving a comfortable or certain supply of money or resources.
sitting prettyIn a favorable situation, especially a situation in which one possesses an advantage.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the Sitting Pretty phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to Sitting Pretty

Discuss this Sitting Pretty phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this Sitting Pretty definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Sitting Pretty." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 23 Jan. 2020. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/sitting-pretty_45027>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.