[Learn English-Phrase of the Day] The World is Your Oyster; Make the Most of Every Opportunity

[Learn English-Phrase of the Day] The World is Your Oyster; Make the Most of Every Opportunity
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Guess which item commuters in Taipei most likely have? A pass called EasyCard. It a touch-and-go card that commuters can use to get around the city easily. London has a similar pass called an Oyster Card. What does the word “oyster" have anything to do with getting around though? There are many explanations to why it uses “oyster", for example, the connection of oysters to River Thames. Another is from Shakespeare’s work: “Why then, the world’s mine oyster."  Perhaps with this interpretation, someone who holds an Oyster Card should make most of the opportunities to discover and enjoy what the world has to offer.

What exactly does this phrase mean? Watch the video below and find out!

“The world is your oyster"

When someone says this to you, it means you have the opportunity to have anything you want in this world. It means you can have what you want, usually because of some skill or advantage you have.

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