Definition of walk of life in English:

walk of life


  • A person's occupation or position within society.

    ‘the courses attracted people from all walks of life’
    • ‘Queensland's hotline for the elderly fields calls from all walks of life and situations.’
    • ‘They come from all walks of life and are directed by professional artists and production staff.’
    • ‘This will result in the making of better professionals in every walk of life.’
    • ‘In this job you get to know people from many walks of life and professions.’
    • ‘It says the society welcomes people from all walks of life and backgrounds.’
    • ‘That's the way it is in any walk of life, and this arena is no different.’
    • ‘Some are accountants and professionals who have been involved in other walks of life.’
    • ‘Retained firefighters come from all walks of life and are the lifeblood of the brigade in rural areas.’
    • ‘They are anguished arguments and they take place in all classes and walks of life.’
    • ‘In every walk of life, in every profession for hundreds of years, people have been looking to get an advantage.’
    class, status, rank, caste, station, sphere, arena, area, domain, realm
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walk of life

/ˌwɔːk əv ˈlʌɪf/