What This Means for the Standings Paraguay is now sitting pretty at the top of Group F with four points.
But although there are some power outages, Maryland looks to be sitting pretty.
As Israeli war planes pound Hamas positions in Gaza, the man the country really wants is sitting pretty in Turkey.
So, now, I was sitting pretty in our American slang and I did not want to marry.
"I'm sitting pretty," Allen remarked casually, picking up the five cards that he had laid down before he dealt.
Jurymen were shortly to be drawn and things were "sitting pretty," as they say in poker.
Were sitting pretty now, Billy remarked as he rolled a cigarette, but I am wondering what we are going to eat and drink?
I was sitting pretty far back, and I went out before any of your family saw me.
Old English prættig (West Saxon), pretti (Kentish), *prettig (Mercian) "cunning, skillful, artful, wily, astute," from prætt, *prett "a trick, wile, craft," from West Germanic *pratt- (cf. Old Norse prettr "a trick," prettugr "tricky;" Frisian pret, Middle Dutch perte, Dutch pret "trick, joke," Dutch prettig "sportive, funny," Flemish pertig "brisk, clever"), of unknown origin.
Connection between Old English and Middle English words is uncertain, but if they are the same, meaning had shifted by c.1400 to "manly, gallant," and later moved via "attractive, skillfully made," to "fine," to "beautiful in a slight way" (mid-15c.). Ironical use from 1530s. For sense evolution, compare nice, silly. Also used of bees (c.1400). "After the OE. period the word is unknown till the 15th c., when it becomes all at once frequent in various senses, none identical with the OE., though derivable from it" [OED].
Meaning "not a few, considerable" is from late 15c. With a sense of "moderately," qualifying adjectives and adverbs, since 1560s. Pretty please as an emphatic plea is attested from 1902. A pretty penny "lot of money" is first recorded 1768.
"a pretty person or thing," 1736, from pretty (adj.).
early 13c., verbal noun from sit (v.). Meaning "a meeting of a body" is from c.1400. Meaning "interval during which one sits" (for some purpose, especially to have one's portrait taken) is from 1706. Sitting-room first recorded 1771. Slang sitting duck "easy target" first recorded 1944; literal sense is from 1867 (it is considered not sporting to shoot at one).
In a favorable position: “Abby finally got that promotion, and now she's sitting pretty.”
Quite; more than a little: The weather's pretty rotten (1565+)