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  • 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 ]

  • Live-in

    [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.”

  • Live in sin

    Cohabit outside marriage, as in Bill and Anne lived in sin for years before they got married . This term, dating from the early 1800s, is mostly used in a jocular fashion today, when customs and views are more liberal in this regard. Also see live together

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