Definition of in clover in US English:

in clover


  • In ease and luxury.

    ‘we'll be in clover down there, lying around in the sun and fishing on the lake’
    • ‘‘If this figure was reached we would be in clover,’ he states.’
    • ‘As long as the price of the stock stays above what you paid for it, you're rolling in clover.’
    • ‘The numbers tell us that the possibility of a well-funded pension capable of keeping a person in clover from early retirement is highly unlikely.’
    • ‘How hard do these people have to ‘work’ to keep themselves in clover?’
    • ‘This will keep you in clover for some time to come.’
    • ‘By contrast, many women find themselves in clover financially when their love life disintegrates.’
    • ‘They want to be ruled by ‘strong leaders’ who will ‘do whatever it takes’ to protect them from harm and keep them in clover.’
    • ‘The soft play area keeps the kids in clover and the food is superb.’
    • ‘This means that one-off innovations are not enough to keep a company or country in clover.’
    • ‘For its die-hard players the lottery has become a form of soft addiction - a weekly stab at a life in clover that is just too tempting to resist.’
    • ‘It keeps many thousands of people in work and a few of the well-placed in clover.’
    thriving, doing well, prospering, buoyant, expanding, flourishing, successful, strong, vigorous, productive, profitable, booming, burgeoning, fruitful, roaring, golden, palmy
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