world is my oyster, the

world is my oyster, the

Everything is going well for me. This metaphor, alluding to the world as a place from which to extract profit, just as one takes pearls from oysters, may have been coined by Shakespeare. He used it in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2.2): “Why then, the world’s mine oyster, Which I with Sword will open.” It is heard less often today.
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