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all your life

['o:l j..(r) 'laif] = /ˈɔːl jəʳ ˈlaɪf/
  1. When you say that you have been doing something all your life, you mean that you have been doing it for a very long time. It seems like you have always been doing it.
    For example, when you are 25 years old, and you have been learning English since the age of 7, then you can say that you’ve been learning English all your life.
    The author has been writing books all his life, so it’s no wonder that he’s written so many.
    The two scientists have been looking for ghosts all their lives, but they still haven’t seen any.
    These two philosophers have been discussing philosophy all their lives, and they still don’t understand each other’s theories.