Wednesday, August 12, 2020


21 Shakespearean phrases we still use today
  • “Lie low” (from “Much Ado About Nothing”)
  • “Green-eyed monster” (“Othello”)
  • “Heart of gold” (“Henry V”)
  • “Fair Play” (“The Tempest”)
  • “Break the ice” (“The Taming of the Shrew”)
  • “Wild Goose Chase” (“Romeo and Juliet”)
  • “It’s all Greek to me” (“Julius Caesar”)
  • “Forever and a day” (“As You Like It” and "The Taming of the Shrew”)
  • “Good riddance” (“The Merchant of Venice”)
  • “Kill with kindness” (“Taming of the Shrew”)
  • “As good luck would have it” (“The Merry Wives of Windsor”)
  • “Love is blind” (“The Merchant of Venice”)
  • “The game is afoot” (“Henry V”)
  • "Wear my heart upon my sleeve" ("Othello")
  • "Love is blind" ("The Merchant of Venice")
  • "Budge an inch" ("The Taming of the Shrew")
  • "Faint-hearted" ("Henry VI, Part 1")
  • "Dead as a doornail" ("Henry VI Part 2)
  • "Good riddance" ("Troilus and Cressida")
  • "All's well that ends well" ("All's Well That Ends Well.")
  • “Knock, knock! Who’s there?" (Yes, Shakespeare is the father of the knock-knock joke. Uttered by the Porter in “Macbeth.") --from

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