Idiom:  the world is your oyster

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Idiom:  the world is your oyster

  • used to say that you can do anything or go anywhere you want in life.

Note:  The saying comes from the writer's Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Example sentences

  • You're young and beautiful. Don't be sad, the world is your oyster.
  • I asked my mom that if she thinks the world is my oyster, why won't she let me travel to Europe this summer.
  • Ahh, to feel like the world is my oyster again.
  • With your degrees from Harvard and MIT, the world is your oyster.
  • After I got my first job I truly felt like the world was my oyster.
  • We're concerned about our son. He doesn't want to leave home when the world is his oyster right now.
  • Young Americans should feel like the world is their oyster but instead they are dying under student loan debt and afraid of being shot at school.
  • I remember when I felt like the world was my oyster and I was free to do anything.
  • In retirement, the world has become our oyster again.


  • is yours for the taking / be (one's) for the taking

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