(to be) sitting pretty

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - sitting pretty

"(to be) sitting pretty"

to be in an advantageous situation;

to be financially affluent


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - sitting pretty

Two teammates are talking ...

Teammate 1:  So, how do you think we are doing? Are we going to win the game?

Teammate 2:  We are sitting pretty. There are only five minutes left in the game and we are two points up.

Teammate 1: Sure feels good to be in the position of power.

Teammate 2:  Just keep playing hard.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - sitting pretty

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  Do you remember how when we first started out we would struggle to pay each month's rent?

Husband:  That seems like such a long time ago now. Look at us now. We have lots of money and are living the life of luxury.

Wife:  Yes, a few very wise investments on your part and now we are sitting pretty.

(to be) sitting pretty - Usage:


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(to be) sitting pretty - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for sitting pretty.

(to be) sitting pretty - Examples:

1)  Frequent top spender Supercell is sitting pretty, finishing this period accounting for nearly 85 percent of the gaming industry's ...

2)  ... they are sitting pretty with a pile of cash that is larger than most people homes, ...

3)  He has been virtually untouchable in the earlier three races and is sitting pretty on 262 points.

4)  ... shoot three perfect 100 scores in the prone round to move into the final round sitting pretty among the top eight.

5)  ... they're all sitting pretty with scores of 85 percent or higher on Rotten Tomatoes.

6)  ... it will not lose sight of what has kept it sitting pretty: its local franchise owners who know their customers and what works for their ...

7)  We're sitting pretty, with our customers extremely happy at having profited from WTI option hedges at ...

8)  ... has since raked in $400 million worldwide. It's presently sitting pretty as the seventh highest-grossing domestic release this year.

9)  ... indie pop sensation were sitting pretty at No. 1 on iTunes as they performed it live for the first time ...

10)  ... is also now sitting pretty at 8.1 overall, a leap of 1.1 points, ...

11)  Who should I find sitting pretty in the number one spot?

12)  ... is not sitting pretty. It has found itself in a financial hole, with liabilities in excess ...

13)  If some among them are genuine home-buyers, others are investors who have been sitting pretty on their money until now, say market analysts.

14)  By contrast the Pumas were sitting pretty and in third position on the log and tagged as obvious favourites for ...

15)  Right now the British veteran is sitting pretty as UFC middleweight champion and he's milking the hell out of it.

16)  Wales are sitting pretty at the top of Group B ahead of their game against England.

17)  Cordlife is sitting pretty on a net cash of S$61.3 million.

18)  He's currently sitting pretty at third place in the championship, having taken two podiums, ...

19)  ... bragging rights and addresses the premium part of the equation, then they will be sitting pretty.

20)  As a smartphone seller, Huawei trails Samsung and Apple, but it's sitting pretty in third place.