life of Riley


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life of Riley

easy and troublefree existence. [Am. Usage: c. 1900 song, “Best of the House is None Too Good for Reilly”; TV: “The Life of Riley” in Terrace, II, 26]
See: Luxury
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Tonight we're unlikely to see Three Lions, although if his Philharmonic show earlier this year is anything to go by then we may well hear Life of Riley, Sugarcoated Iceberg, Lucky You and Pure.
Insider hears the line-up for the night already included Zutons guitarist Sean Payne, Coral guitarist Bill Ryder Jones and Ian's son Riley (who the song Life of Riley was written about).
For the benefit of readers who are not quite sure exactly what all of this means, the duke is having five days living the life of Riley at the taxpayers' expense.
nVictory aboard King Of Thieves was winner number 29 of the season for Johnson, as he had initiated a double when steering Charlie Mann's Life Of Riley home in the three-mile novice hurdle.
one lucky bunny is living the life of Riley in a double-glazed home complete with mock marble fireplace.
The American billionaire ended up stumping up nearly PS2,000, including a PS200 tip, before heading for the nearby Life of Riley pub (above right), where he was spotted buying more drinks for supporters.
Life of Riley The Crimson Petal and the White Pickoftheday (8.
He may have steered the bank on to the rocks and helped trigger the worst economic crisis in memory, but Sir Fred continues to live the life of Riley.
These people have been elected by the public to look after their interests, not so that they can live the life of Riley.
Since his escape, he has shown no remorse for his misdeeds, living the life of Riley and cashing in on his notoriety, in a country from which he could not be extradited.
The life of Riley is happy, but she's fed up with the implied criticism from people for being unembarrassedly single, or of getting their sympathy for her single state.
Charlie Mann's Life Of Riley had little difficulty in maintaining his 100 per cent record over hurdles when turning the three-mile novice hurdle into a one-horse show.