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primrose path

Definition of primrose path in English:

The pursuit of pleasure, especially when it is seen to bring disastrous consequences: blithely unaware of his doom, he continued down his primrose path
[with allusion to Shakespeare's Hamlet i. iii. 50]
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  • The populace wanting a reprieve from ‘the necessities of their condition,’ he wrote, had been led down the primrose path by a mirage of well-being to which ideological conjurers had made them feel entitled.
  • In the one glass, alcohol can stimulate the mind or lend courage to the meek; in the other, it is a primrose path to perdition.
  • But pretending the budget doesn't matter is the primrose path to high taxes and poor services.
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