the world is someone's oyster

Definition of the world is someone's oyster


  1. —used to say that someone's life is good and he or she has the ability to do whatever he or she wants to do We were young and happy, and the world was our oyster.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  any of various marine bivalve mollusks (family Ostreidae) that have a rough irregular shell closed by a single adductor muscle and include commercially important shellfish

    :  any of various mollusks resembling or related to the oysters

    :  something that is or can be readily made to serve one's personal ends

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