fat of the land

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fat of the land ‎(uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) The greatest part of anything; the finest and most abundant share of resources; the cream of the crop.
    Under capitalism, the wealthy live off the fat of the land.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Genesis 45:18:
      And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.