different strokes (for different folks)

different strokes (for different folks)

Different people will like or do different things. My mom loves cooking, but I hate being in the kitchen—different strokes for different folks, I guess.
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Different strokes for different folks.

Prov. Different people like different things.; Different people live in different ways. My neighbor spends all his free time working in his garden. I would never want to do that, but different strokes for different folks.
See also: different, folk, stroke
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

different strokes for different folks

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

different strokes for different folks

You say different strokes for different folks to mean that people are all different and have different needs and desires. The federal government has, by tradition, been respectful of local standards in local communities — different strokes for different folks, as they say.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

different strokes for different folks

different things please or are effective with different people. proverb
This chiefly US expression was used as a slogan in the early 1970s in a Texan drug abuse project.
See also: different, folk, stroke
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different ˈstrokes (for different ˈfolks)

(American English) used to say that different people like or need different things
See also: different, stroke
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

different strokes for different folks

phr. different things please different people. Do whatever you like. Different strokes for different folks.
See also: different, folk, stroke
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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