see: day to day , def. 2.
- Live from hand to mouth
see: hand to mouth
- Live happily ever after
Spend the rest of one’s life in happiness, as in In her romantic novels the hero and heroine end up marrying and then live happily ever after. This hyperbolic phrase ends many fairy tales. [ Mid-1800s ]
[liv-in] /ˈlɪvˌɪn/ adjective 1. Also, sleep-in. residing at the place of one’s employment: a live-in maid. 2. living in a cohabitant relationship. noun 3. a live-in person. adj. “residing on the premises,” 1950, from live (v.) + in. Lived-in “inhabited, occupied” is first recorded 1873. adjective Sharing one’s domicile: Coe’s former live-in girlfriend/ J Edgar’s […]
- Live in an ivory tower
To lead an impractical existence removed from the pressures and troubles of everyday life: “Like most college professors, Clark lives in an ivory tower.”