creature comfort

creature comforts

plural noun
things that contribute to bodily comfort and ease, as food, warmth, a comfortable bed, hot water for bathing, etc.

Origin:
1650–60

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creature comforts
 
pl n
material things or luxuries that help to provide for one's bodily comfort

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creature comforts definition


The basic physical things that make life pleasant — good food, warm clothing, etc.: “The poor frequently lack the creature comforts the rest of us take for granted.”

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creature comfort

Something that contributes to physical comfort, such as food, clothing, or housing. For example, Dean always stayed in the best hotels; he valued his creature comforts. This idiom was first recorded in 1659.

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