primrose path


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primrose path

n.
1. A way of life of worldly ease or pleasure.
2. A course of action that seems easy and appropriate but can actually end in calamity.
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primrose path

n
the primrose path a pleasurable way of life
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prim′rose path′


n.
1. a way of life devoted to irresponsible hedonism.
2. any irresponsible course of action.
[1595–1605]
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primrose path

A life of pleasure and ease.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primrose path - a life of ease and pleasure
path, way of life, way - a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
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