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The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

The meaning of "a place in the sun"

" A place in the sun "
An idealistic dream of a sunny hideaway.
We’ve been lucky, we managed to buy ourselves a place in the sun for our retirement.
Where did it originate?:
The United Kingdom, early 20th century. An allusion to a literal pleasant retirement location.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, not not common.
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