live in an ivory tower
To lead an impractical existence removed from the pressures and troubles of everyday life: “Like most college professors, Clark lives in an ivory tower.”
Are Scrabble Tile Values In Need Of An Overhaul?Invented by out-of-work architect Alfred Butts during the Great Depression, Scrabble is a staple of word lovers’ lives. The popularity of this beloved game took off in the mid-1950s and has been an essential part of the canon of classic board games ever since. To determine Scrabble’s tile values, Alfred Butts carefully analyzed letter frequency in various periodicals, including the front page of the New York …
RapunzelRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- live from day to day,
- live from hand to mouth,
- live happily ever after,
- live high off the hog,
- live in,
- live in each other's pockets,
- live in sin,
- live it up,
- live like a king,
- live load
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