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Meaning of “the primrose path” in the English Dictionary

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the primrose path

literary If you ​lead someone down the primrose ​path, you ​encourage that ​person to ​live an ​easylife that is ​full of ​pleasure but ​bad for them: Unable to ​enjoy his ​newlyacquiredwealth, he ​felt he was being led down the primrose ​path to ​destruction.
(Definition of the primrose path from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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