Idiom:  The world is your oyster

An oyster on the beach with a pearl inside. The idiom "the world is your oyster" definition and example: My daughter decided to volunteer in Africa. She's young and the world is her oyster.


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.

As you can see, this idiom is the theme of this website!  If you learn English, the world will be your oyster! You will have more opportunities to travel, make friends, earn more money, understand more information including news, movies, music and more! If you want to know more about why learning English is so advantageous click here for 10 top reasons.

Example sentences

— That's awesome you're learning English. With English, the world is your oyster!

— 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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