easy street

or Easy Street

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  1. a state of wealth, financial independence, or ease.

Origin of easy street

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Words Nearby easy street

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How to use easy street in a sentence

  • "At easy street, if they're lucky enough," she told him lightly.

  • Little ads, well written, printed nice and neat, give the joyful merchants homes on easy street.

  • With two strikes on and only one ball called, Joe was on “easy street” and could afford to “waste a few.”

  • The firm was at once as busy as a bee-hive, on "easy street" again, as the expression went, "in clover."

    Twelve Men | Theodore Dreiser
  • If he could work this mammoth-mine song and dance with the right people, there'd be money enough in it to put him on easy street.

    T. Tembarom | Frances Hodgson Burnett

British Dictionary definitions for Easy Street

Easy Street

  1. (sometimes not capitals) informal a state of financial security

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