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walk of life

A trade, profession, or occupation, as in He'll do well in whatever walk of life he chooses. This expression uses walk in the sense of “line of work.” [c. 1800]

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Related Words for walk of life

profession, calling, lifework, mission, occupation, practice, trade, vocation