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real life

This page is about the collocation real life

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

life as it's really experienced, or life in the real world

For example

  • I don't like fantasy and science fiction much. I like stories about real life.

  • People who get shot in movies die quickly and quietly, but it's not like that in real life.

Quick Quiz

Dragons fly and breathe fire in the TV show, but in real life they

a. don't fly

b. don't breathe fire

c. don't exist

Contributor: Matt Errey