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Definition of easy street in English:


[mass noun] informal
A state of financial comfort or security: £50,000 a year will put one on easy street
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  • The thing that might have been missing is the finish to put us on easy street.
  • With the exception of a Gerrard booking in the 19th minute and an injury scare to the same player (false alarm) soon after England were on easy street.
  • Irrigators are infuriated at the ‘freeloader’ connotation it brings and say the reality is far from easy street.

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