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easy street

or Easy Street

a state of wealth, financial independence, or ease.
Origin of easy street
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Risky—but big money, and I guess were on easy street for a while.

    The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson
  • A widow starving a short time since, and now already on easy street!

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Little ads, well written, printed nice and neat, give the joyful merchants homes on easy street.

  • I could even partake of a portion of easy street firewater with relish.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • Now it is a fact that "easy street" may be crossed and recrossed in safety every day of our lives if we do not tarry.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
  • Any day they may make me an offer that would land me in easy street.

    Bought and Paid For Arthur Hornblow
  • "At easy street, if they're lucky enough," she told him lightly.

  • If it's as much as fifty per, of course, seems like to me, they're on easy street.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Perhaps it was overconfidence or a sense of already being on easy street that caused the Giants to lose the first game.

    Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
  • Of course I'm going to win out in the end, but it might take a dozen years to set me on easy street.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for easy street

Easy Street

(sometimes not capitals) (informal) a state of financial security
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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on easy street

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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