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Idioms

Idioms related to Life

variety is the spice of life

variety is the spice of life

Meaning:

  • New and exciting practices make life more attractive.
  • One should attempt lots of different types of experiences because trying different things maintains life exciting.
  • Life is more fascinating when it changes repeatedly and you have many diverse incidents.

Example:

  1. I started learning tennis after having tried swimming because variety is the spice of life.
  2. She loves trying different sports every year as she knows variety is the spice of life.
  3. James keeps exploring different countries every year. He says variety is the spice of life.
  4. Aren’t you bored of visiting the same restaurant every weekend? You should know that variety is the spice of life.
  5. One should learn different things for having different experiences as variety is the spice of life that keeps one moving.
  6. It is not his fault to keep changing his profession every five years. The belief that variety is the spice of life is in his blood.
  7. This generation believes that variety is the spice of life; that is why they keep changing their interests.

Origin:
This proverbial expression comes from William Cowper s poem The Task (1785): Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all flavors.

vale of years

the vale of years

Meaning:

  • the decreasing time of a individual’s life.
  • old age
  • the last years of life

Examples:

  1. I shall not leave my parents during their vale of years.
  2. One wants nothing but a peaceful life during their vale of years.
  3. The couple did not go abroad because they had an old age home to look after & didn’t want many in the vale of years to be rendered homeless & unlooked.
  4. You shall plan from now because after you retire you’ll have nothing much to do & will feel dissatisfied. So keep yourself consumed in something that is of value & shall keep you occupied during the vale of years.
  5. She had lost her passion of earning more than needed as she found her purpose during the vale of years.
  6. Mother Teresa became so because she didn’t allow her vale of years to be a hindrance in her path rather committed to the service of mankind.
  7. What a person receives during his vale of years is an outcome of all the deeds he has done throughout his life.
  8. My grandfather is highly enthusiastic about his business, therefore, he visits the office every other day in his vale of years.

Origin:
This expression comes from Shakespeare’s Othello: ‘For I am declined into the vale of years’.