See life - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
To witness and experience many different things, especially from a diversity of places, cultures, etc. You have writer's block because you're cooped up in that tiny workspace. You need to get out into the world to see life and be inspired. The purpose of the gap year is to see life—to experience things you won't see in textbooks.
see life gain a wide experience of the world, especially its more pleasurable aspects.
see ˈlife see and experience different ways of living, for example by travelling, working with many different kinds of people, etc: She’s done many different jobs all over the world. She’s seen life, that’s for sure. ♢ He’s certainly seen a bit of life.
References in periodicals archive
I just wish he could see life
without football, before football sees life without Paul Gascoigne.