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    out of life

    1.People do not live nowadays--they get about ten percent
    out of life.
    2. Look, if you wanna get anything out of life,you gotta put some spin on the ball,OK?
    3.Let's get the best out of life.
    4.Ask yourself: what do I want out of life?
    Hello, the above sentences are quoted from a post. He is asking what "out of life" refers to.

    Someone says it means life per se in Chinese. I don't understand why it is "out of" life instead of "from life" or "in our life"

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

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    Re: out of life

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello, the above sentences are quoted from a post. He is asking what "out of life" refers to.

    Someone says it means life per se in Chinese. I don't understand why it is "out of" life instead of "from life" or "in our life"

    Please advise.

    Thank you.
    You could also use "from life with the same meaning. Have a look here: out of preposition (ORIGIN) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: out of life

    Thank you for your help.

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