Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A way of life of worldly ease or pleasure.
  • n. A course of action that seems easy and appropriate but can actually end in calamity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An easy and pleasant life; a self-indulgent or hedonistic life; such a life that leads to damnation.
  • n. A deceptively easy or appealing course of action that leads one astray or into error.
  • n. The life of prostitution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a life of ease and pleasure

Etymologies

From Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene iii. (Wiktionary)

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  • from the common idiom "Led down the primrose path" that suggests someone being led astray

    January 21, 2008