in a clover


in a clover


  • prosperous, living well.
  • living a luxurious life.
  • feeling comfortable with your status.
  • having succeeded in life.
  • having a lot of wealth.

Examples in a Sentence

  1. The teacher told us to work hard in our education to be in a clover in the future.
  2. Though my parents are not in a clover, they always ensure I don’t lack anything I need.
  3. After winning a gold medal, she said she could live in a clover and retired early.
  4. Living in a clover is good because you can do everything you want.
  5. We all want to live in a clover, and that is why we wake up every day to go to work.
  6. When I will be in a clover, I will buy a luxurious car.
  7. She dresses expensively since she is in a clover.
  8. All the children in that school are from families that are in a clover.
  9. After we earn a million in our new business of mining gold, we’ll hopefully be in a clover.


The use of the idiom “in a clover” was first recorded between 1707 and 1784. The idiom comes from the meaning of clover, known as food for cows. Cows love clover because it’s very sweet, and so is a luxurious life. This idiom has been highly used in the old days in various instances, including poems, the Caledonian Mercury of May 21, 1734, the beginning of the miser’s feast, the English Language Dictionary of 1755, and Adams’s weekly courant of Tuesday 12th, 1768.

In a clover has been used in the following sentences.

In the eighth satire of the second book of Horace, it says, “Well, laureate, was the day in clover spend?”

English dictionary: “The English clergy live in clover.”

Adams’s weekly courant: “For then we should always live in clover.”

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