Definition of Riley in English:


Syllabification: Ri·ley
Pronunciation: /ˈrīlē


(in phrase the life of Riley) • informal
  • A luxurious or carefree existence: all the older boys are driving big expensive cars and living the life of Riley
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    • I took out three student loans and lived the life of Riley.
    • She said: ‘We may feel the Asian community is poor but by the standards of rural Pakistan, they are living the life of Riley.’
    • She laughs: ‘With just one hit single you can live the life of Riley - who knows, you could even find yourself with enough money to afford to write a book.’


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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