set for life

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set for life

  1. (idiomatic) Possessing sufficient resources, especially financial, to last a lifetime.
    • 1938, Westbrook Pegler, "Fair Enough," The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida), 11 Nov., p. A1 (retrieved 20 Dec. 2008):
      In that case he has to pay her alimony even if there are no children, and if she is one of those smart ones, interested in nothing but a good living and independence, she is set for life.
    • 2008, Gina Davidson, "HBOS jolly not in festive spirit," Scotsman (UK), 18 Dec. (retrieved 20 Dec. 2008):
      It wasn't that long ago when getting a bank job after school meant you were set for life.