sitting pretty



sitting pretty (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Having a comfortable or certain supply of money or resources.
    • 1973, "People in the News," Time, 30 Jul.,
      Lauren Hutton, 28, was sitting pretty. The omnipresent model had just signed a two-year, $200,000 contract.
  2. (idiomatic) In a favorable situation, especially a situation in which one possesses an advantage.
    • 1922, Rex Ellingwood Beach, Flowing Gold, ch. 24,
      I'm in control. I'm sitting pretty. They can't unseat me, and I warn them not to try.


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