lotus eater

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lotus eater (plural lotus eaters)

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  1. One of the Lotophagi (see Λωτοφάγος(Lōtophágos)).
  2. (figuratively) Someone with an easy life who does not worry about much.
    • 1974, John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, chapter 32
      "You're a lucky man, Jim," he kept saying. "You've been ordered to become a lotus-eater."