Meaning of primrose path

prim'rose path'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a way of life devoted to irresponsible hedonism, often of a sensual nature: The evangelist exhorted us to avoid the primrose path and stick to the straight and narrow.
  2. a course of action that is easy or tempting but hazardous: the primrose path to insolvency.
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