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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walk of life

the position within society that a person holds or the part of society to which they belong as a result of their job or social status.
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a walk of ˈlife

a person’s job or position in society: The people at the meeting came from all walks of life — students, writers, business people, and so on.
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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."
Listen carefully and you'll hear the line, 'Danny, do the walk of life'.
Twenty-five centuries before Hippocrates, Egyptian ophthalmologists, urologists, and dentists were seeing patients from almost every walk of life. The doctors' lives weren't that different from those of doctors today.
These measures are important steps that all the countries in the region must take to create the right conditions for long-term sustainable growth that will lift the standard of living for people from every walk of life. But even more needs to be done.
Nicholas.' The residents of Chelsea are, for the most part, successful, with families, from every walk of life. Many are attracted to the area for the same reason they are the Village -- it has an edge.
Speaking to the participants of the rally, SSP Tharparkar Imran Qureshi said that the police department aims to honor Shaheed police men on August 4, to celebrate the martyrdom day and the purpose of this rally is to give awareness to the peoples of every walk of life regarding the martyred policemen.
The challenge now is for the bishops, the religious and the laity to consolidate the powers unleashed by the Walk of Life and channel them as effective political action to check the perceived excesses of the Duterte administration and stop 'antilife' legislations in Congress.
Cork hurler Conor Cusack, who has made no secret of his battle with depression, spoke at the Walk of Life event.
"Messianic Judaism Is Not Christianity": A Loving Call To Unity by Stan Telchin (an octogenarian, Messianic Jew, and for fourteen years the senior pastor of a church in Maryland made up of Jews and Gentiles from every walk of life, denomination, size and color) specifically addresses the growing problem of the concept of Messianic Judaism originally intended to appeal to Jewish people unexpectedly appeal to Gentiles.