To be very comfortable, often with reference to wealth.
A comfortable place to sit is in a parent's lap. Thus, most references believe that the image of luxury as a 'lap' came from this thought. The earliest known reference is in Moral Tales For Young People by Maria Edgeworth (1801) who wrote ...'brought up in the lap of luxury'
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...