- the path of pleasure, self-indulgence, etc.
- a course of action that is deceptively easy, proper, etc. but that can lead to disaster
Origin: popularized after Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, iii
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- A way of life of worldly ease or pleasure.
- A course of action that seems easy and appropriate but can actually end in calamity.
primrose path - Cultural Definition
A life of ease and pleasure; the easy way out of a hard situation. To “lead people down the primrose path” is to deceive them into thinking that things are easier than they actually are.