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A catch-all term used to refer to life as a criminal; "the life" outside of the law.
"You're really thinking about quitting?"
"The life? Most definitely."

Vincent to Jules in Pulp Fiction
by Scroll Lock October 13, 2008
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
Frenemy has a family tragedy. "Thoughts and prayers."
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1) In hip hop it's "The street corner life". Working hard and grindin it out

2) The good life
1) The Life

2) (Sitting in a hot tub in your 3 story mansion) "This is THE LIFE!"
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The life of a gang member or a criminal. If someone has been part of a gang it means that they’ve been through “the life”
I grew up wit some niggas that pulled me into the life and it was great
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What people in the restaurant business call the restaurant business. Probably to make the fact that they are working long hours in hellish conditions for little recognition or pay seem somehow cool.
"Dude, all those people out there don't know what they're missing! This is The Life!"

"Seriously, yo! Now we get to chop up celery for two hours!"
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sexually promiscuous subculture, includes swingers, anonymous sex, sex clubs, internet hook ups, people who engage in sex without commitment or expectations of emotional attachment.
I have a very high sex drive and get bored easily that is why I choose to be in “the life” rather then in a committed relationship.
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