- the path of pleasure, self-indulgence, etc.
- a course of action that is deceptively easy, proper, etc. but that can lead to disaster
Origin of primrose pathpopularized after Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, iii
- A way of life of worldly ease or pleasure.
- A course of action that seems easy and appropriate but can actually end in calamity.
(plural primrose paths)
From Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene iii.