world is one's oyster, the

the world is (one's) oyster

One can do anything one wants in life. You have so much talent at such a young age—the world is your oyster!
See also: oyster, world

world is one's oyster, the

Everything is going well, as in I was younger then, and the world was my oyster. In this term the oyster is something from which to extract great profit (a pearl). It was probably invented by Shakespeare in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2:2): "Why then, the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open."
See also: world
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