The World Is Your Oyster
What do people say about the “world”? In English, “the world is your oyster” means that you can do anything you wish or go anywhere you want in your life because you have the ability to do so. In spoken English, it is quite widely used to encourage someone that they have choices and can lead their lives in a way that they desire. Very inspiring idiom, right? People believe that this expression first appeared in the play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, written by Shakespeare. Here is an example:
A: I really do not know what to do during this summer. Now the semester is almost over.
B: Hey, you can do whatever you want! The world is your oyster.