Meaning of life work in English:

life work


(also life's work)
mass noun
  • The entire or principal work or activity of a person's lifetime or career.

    ‘he decided to make anthropology his life work’
    • ‘my life's work has been to change the way food is produced in our country’
    • ‘The narrative, like the author's life work, reflects a gregarious, optimistic American spirit.’
    • ‘He wants to understand his father's life work and he hopes to discover who his father was in the process.’
    • ‘O'Gorman, who died in 2001, made architecture his life's work.’
    • ‘We held a school service as a testament to her life and her life's work.’
    • ‘It is a great culmination of my life's work - I only wish my dad was alive to see it.’