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walk of life

When people talk about walk(s) of life, they are referring to different types of jobs and different levels of society: We've got lawyers in this club, and builders and hairdressers - people from all (different) walks of life.
Translations of “walk of life”
in Chinese (Traditional) 各行各業, 各個社會階層…
in Russian сфера деятельности, занятие…
in Turkish toplumdaki yer, iş, meslek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 各行各业, 各个社会阶层…
in Polish zawód, środowisko…
(Definition of walk of life from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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