One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a prosperous family shipping firm’
thriving, doing well, prospering, buoyant, expanding, flourishing, successful, strong, vigorous, productive, profitable, booming, burgeoning, fruitful, roaring, golden, palmy
affluent, wealthy, rich, moneyed, cash rich, with deep pockets, well off, well-to-do, opulent, substantial, fortunate, lucky, in clover
informal on a roll, on the up and up, rolling in it, rolling in money, in the money, loaded, stinking rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, on easy street
British informal quids in
dated, informal oofy
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