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Lush life means a life of luxury with an exciting night life, a sophisticated outlook, and plenty of partying. It may have originated with the song Billy Strayhorn wrote for Duke Ellington's band in the 1930s in which he speaks of a weariness of "jazz and cocktails," and "women with sullen and sad grey faces" after a love affair has gone bad. That song, along with "Take The A Train," became classics for Ellington.
His lush life came to an end when he ran out of money and his friends ran out on him.
by Jazz and Cocktails December 21, 2016
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Lush Life means the "drunk life", considering one of the definitions of lush is drunk. Also, it could possibly mean you are stoned.
Hey, lets go down to the bar and start living the lush life.
by kim kardash December 16, 2015
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