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English definition of “the primrose path”

the primrose path

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If you lead someone down the primrose path, you encourage that person to live an easy life that is full of pleasure but bad for them: Unable to enjoy his newly acquired wealth, he felt he was being led down the primrose path to destruction.Bad but attractive
(Definition of the primrose path from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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