in real life

idiom

: in a real situation : in actual existence
We can laugh at things in movies that would scare us in real life.

Examples of in real life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 'Ted Lasso' alum is a mom to one child Both Hannah Waddingham and her Ted Lasso character Rebecca wished to be moms, and in real life, the actress made her dream come true with the birth of her daughter. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2024 Other students have saved money in real life, Lattimore said. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 Escaping into worlds unknown, both imagined on canvas or in real life, through adventuring has made having a spinal injury bearable. Sophie Morgan, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Feb. 2024 Discover what happened in real life to the American Samoa football team. Monica Mercuri, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Much has been made of the film’s idea that Texas and California are on the same side, due to the two states having largely different political leanings in real life. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Feb. 2024 Such experiences, more familiar but no less dramatic than those Cronenberg envisions, abound in real life. Becca Rothfeld, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 Offerman and Mullally, who are married in real life, are playing doctors Gene and Jean Thibedeau, two community college professors who suffer from extreme deja vu. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 The experiment was done in blood samples in the lab, but the immune system may react differently in real life. Jen Christensen, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 See More

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“In real life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20real%20life. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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