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Sitting Pretty

To be in great or beneficiary position, to be in favorable or lucky position


  • 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.

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.
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