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In a good, better or pleasant situation

be well/ideally positioned

to be in a good situation to be able to do something

advantaged

adjective

having benefits or advantages that other people do not have

privileged

adjective

able or allowed to do things that other people have no opportunity to do

have (got) it made (in the shade)

to be in a very good situation

be sitting pretty

to be in a good situation, especially when other people are not

land/fall on your feet

to be lucky and get into a good situation after being in a difficult one

unencumbered

adjective

without responsibilities or problems

ahead of the game

in a situation that is likely to lead to success as the result of good planning, advice, luck, etc.

have a (good) run for your money

to have a long period of time when you are successful or happy

have your druthers

to be in a situation where everything is perfect

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resurrection

the occasion on which Jesus Christ was brought back to life after his death, according to the Bible

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