One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Spend one's time in an extremely enjoyable way, typically by being extravagant or engaging in an exciting social life.‘they're living it up in Hawaii’
live extravagantly, live in the lap of luxury, live in cloverView synonyms
- ‘I'm not a great one for living it up till the early hours but I love breakfast meetings.’
- ‘I thought ‘young people today’ spent all their dosh on mobile phones, gadgets and living it up.’
- ‘Most eighteen-year-olds I knew were in college, partying, and living it up.’
- ‘I feel like I should be living it up, having an exciting life.’
- ‘She survives on £50 a week state hand-outs while he lives it up in style after winning £1.5 million on the Lottery.’
- ‘They have lived it up and spent their way all throughout the eighties, never saving a dime.’
- ‘They spent this week living it up in Cape Town instead of acclimatising to altitude.’
- ‘They and the whole class they represent will spend the rest of the summer living it up at a whirl of social events.’
- ‘But she denied her kids had been abandoned as she lived it up on boozy nights in Turkish bars and clubs with friends.’
- ‘By rights, I should be a millionaire, living it up on some island somewhere.’
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