Wiktionary:Word of the day/2023/November 18

Word of the day
for November 18
the world is someone's oyster proverb
  1. All opportunities are open to someone; the world is theirs.

The First Folio of the English playwright William Shakespeare’s plays, regarded as one of the most influential books ever published, was entered into the Stationers’ Register on this day 400 years ago (on 8 November according to the Julian calendar) in 1623. This term originates from the play The Merry Wives of Windsor which appears in the book.

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