an expensive, glamorous, or elegant style of living.

1755–65; high + life

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highlife (ˈhaɪˌlaɪf)
a.  a style of music combining West African elements with US jazz forms, found esp in the cities of West Africa
 b.  (as modifier): a highlife band

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Highlife was the music that this new elite retired to after the office hours.
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