walk of life


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walk of life

1. One's socioeconomic status or background. It was nice to see people from every walk of life come together to raise money for the sick little girl.
2. One's profession. I've always been interested in medicine, but I'm far too squeamish for that walk of life.
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walk of life

A trade, profession, or occupation, as in He'll do well in whatever walk of life he chooses. This expression uses walk in the sense of "line of work." [c. 1800]
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I am really pleased for the group, to be the inaugural winners is always something special and there will certainly be more to come from Walk of Life.
We must contribute to our fullest capacity in every walk of life for the welfare and development of our Motherland.
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Twenty-five centuries before Hippocrates, Egyptian ophthalmologists, urologists, and dentists were seeing patients from almost every walk of life.
The rule was, you don't do the fantastic very long without doing the mundane, and vice versa, which I think is true in just about every walk of life.
The residents of Chelsea are, for the most part, successful, with families, from every walk of life.
The Chapel welcomes people from every walk of life who are looking to experience the reality of God for themselves.