List of Phrases Shakespeare Invented
by Lee Jamieson ThoughtCo
Four centuries after his death, we are still using Shakespeare’s phrases in our everyday speech. This list of phrases Shakespeare invented is a testament that the Bard has had a huge influence on the English language.
Some people today reading Shakespeare for the first time complain that the language is difficult to understand, yet we are still using hundreds of words and phrases coined by him in our everyday conversation.
You have probably quoted Shakespeare thousands of times without realizing it. If your homework gets you “in a pickle,” your friends have you “in stitches,” or your guests “eat you out of house and home,” then you’re quoting Shakespeare.
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“The Lady doth protest too much, Methinks”.
Sorry, maybe too obvious, but still funny.
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