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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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Rice, 27, of no fixed address, had been out drinking in February when he ended up at the Life of Riley.
Brecher also had a hand in the movie and television versions of "Life of Riley."
Living the life of Riley on benefits is a poisonous myth as workers soon discover when they're made redundant after 30 years of paying their dues, only to find Jobseeker's Allowance is PS71.70 a week.
What we do not need is more bloated fat-cats claiming telephone number expense account payments for jawing away about trivia in their ivory tower in Cardiff Bay and living the life of Riley at the taxpayers' expense!
They are generally highly paid, their expenses can be reclaimed in most cases, they have very long holiday breaks which are with full pay too, as they live a life of Riley compared to the majority of other British workers.
The cutbacks are being made by Cameron, Clegg and Osborne as, once again, they are off another long holiday and are living a life of Riley at the taxpayers' expense.
Life of Riley The National Movie Awards (8.30pm) Maddy gets more than she bargained for when she persuades Jim to open up about his feelings, while Danny plays host to a French exchange student, but the visit awakens Ted''s latent xenophobia.
Life of Riley (8.30pm) Maddy tries her best to prove that she is not an interfering mother, while Jim makes an effort to deal with his addiction to coffee.
Life of Riley BBC1, 8.30pm Many people were surprised that this sitcom was brought back for another series, but then again, its two leads, Caroline Quentin and new Midsomer Murders star Neil Dudgeon, are very watchable.
I'M gutted that Baby P's murderer Steven Barker is living the life of Riley in prison and is actually being paid pounds 57.60 a month.
Life of Riley The Edible Garden (7.30pm) Maddy tries to get Ted enrolled into the best school in the area, but discovers that passing the entrance exam is actually the easiest requirement and there are plenty more challenges to overcome if she is to get him the highest quality education.