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"all walks of life"

I know that "all walks of life" is an idomatic sentence but what it really means? it is very common in spoken language ?

Feb 23, 2015 8:17 PM
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I think the idea is that life is a path, and each of us walk our own path. When we talk about "people from all walks of life", we mean many different people with many different experiences.

February 23, 2015

I agree with Peachey.  And, yes, it is a very common expression.. at least here where I live. 

February 23, 2015

Hi labisettrice!


"people from all walks of life" just means "all different kinds of people".
You could use it in a sentence like this:

People from all walks of life come to italki to learn foreign languages. 

I took a train all the way across Europe, and I met many people from all walks of life.

I hope these examples help you.

Un saluto dalla Hong Kong!

February 24, 2015

Thanks again Justin

unfortunately I can't help you I speak Italian and French.


Saluti dall'Italia

February 24, 2015

Sure! very useful ! Thanks a lot Justin R

just a  clarify .. in your explanation you used  could is it right to write can as well ?

so the sentence becomes :

You can use it ec....

Thanks a lot for your helps


February 24, 2015
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