In a favorable position: “Abby finally got that promotion, and now she's sitting pretty.”
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How to use sitting pretty in a sentence
Elle magazine shot an editorial in September, one picture revealing a teacup pig sitting pretty by a mini Tyler Alexandra bag.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink | Elizabeth Landers | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Israeli war planes pound Hamas positions in Gaza, the man the country really wants is sitting pretty in Turkey.Israel Bombs Gaza While Hamas’ Kidnapping Mastermind Sits in Turkey | Eli Lake | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But although there are some power outages, Maryland looks to be sitting pretty.
What This Means for the Standings Paraguay is now sitting pretty at the top of Group F with four points.
This amazing sum includes the glamorous penthouse where the revolting MF is still sitting pretty.
I was sitting pretty far back, and I went out before any of your family saw me.A Modern Instance | William Dean Howells
So, now, I was sitting pretty in our American slang and I did not want to marry.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Were sitting pretty now, Billy remarked as he rolled a cigarette, but I am wondering what we are going to eat and drink?The Moon Colony | William Dixon Bell
"I'm sitting pretty," Allen remarked casually, picking up the five cards that he had laid down before he dealt.The Plastic Age | Percy Marks
Jurymen were shortly to be drawn and things were "sitting pretty," as they say in poker.The Centralia Conspiracy | Ralph Chaplin
Other Idioms and Phrases with sitting pretty
In an advantageous position; also, financially well off. For example, The terms of the will left Mary sitting pretty. Although the use of pretty in the sense of “advantageous” is much older, this colloquialism dates only from the early 1900s. It was given extra currency as the title of two different musicals, Sittin' Pretty (M. Moore, 1921) and Sitting Pretty (G. Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, 1924).
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