One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a people represented by Homer as living in a state of dreamy forgetfulness and idleness as a result of eating the fruit of the lotus plant.‘on arrival at the land of the lotus eaters, Odysseus sends out a reconnaissance party’
- 1.1 A person who spends their time indulging in pleasure and luxury rather than dealing with practical concerns.‘life as a lotus eater in sunny climes appears to be well and truly over’
- ‘And, in a normal world, this would be an amusing sign of how good we lotus-eaters have it.’
- ‘Ennui would set in, as we sophisticated consumers became modern-day lotus-eaters, hooked on channel surfing and material comforts.’
- ‘The other guests were European, and could be loosely categorised as lotus-eaters.’
- ‘And look who they're for: not the lotus-eaters, but everyday folk.’
- ‘Of course, with cable TV bringing into Indian drawing rooms visions of myriad destinations for everyone from lotus-eaters, the culture-buffs, and the backpackers, folks want to do a great deal more than armchair travelling.’
- 1.1 A person who spends their time indulging in pleasure and luxury rather than dealing with practical concerns.
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