in clover

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in clover

  1. In a condition of prosperity.
    • 1854, Charles Dickens, Hard Times, ch. 26:
      [S]he resigned herself with noble fortitude to lodging, as one may say, in clover, and feeding on the fat of the land.
    • 1993, James R. Gaines, "From the Managing Editor," Time, 16 Aug.:
      They tell Sasha, "There is big money here. You and the kids can get real decent money and live in clover the rest of your lives."
  2. Happy and contented.
    • 1875, Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now, ch. 55:
      Shelter at Carbury Manor was very much more comfortable than the priest's own establishment, even with the roof on, and Father Barham was in clover.