since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
ESL Downloads - click 4 FREE stuff

private life

This page is about the collocation private life

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

aspects of someone's life that aren't related to work or other public roles

For example

  • His private life has nothing to do with his ability to do the job.

  • We print articles about the private lives of celebrities because our readers love them.

Note:
A related collocation is "public life"

Quick Quiz

Which are part of an actor's private life?

a. movie roles

b. family problems

c. media interviews

Contributor: Matt Errey