Sunday, 26 August 2018

The Bard of Avon

Recently, we went on holiday to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, otherwise known as The Bard of Avon. In the visitor's center attached to his house there was a list of some common phrases that came from Shakespeare's works. Thought it might be fun to share some,

Remember, all of these were originally penned by Shakespeare.

Henry IV Part I

The game is afoot

Merry Wives of Windsor

As [good] luck would have it

Merchant of Venice

Bated breath

The Tempest

Brave new world

Taming of the Shrew

Break the ice
Refuse to budge an inch


Cold comfort
Knock knock! Who's there?
One fell swoop
Come what may
Fancy free
Many a true word spoken in jest

Henry IV

Eaten me out of house and home 
Heart of gold 

Henry VI 

Dead as a doornail

Henry VIII

For goodness sake


Foregone conclusion ]
Wear my heart on my sleeve

King Lear

Full circle


In my heart of hearts 
In my mind's eye
Make your hair stand on end
Shuffle off this mortal coil
There's method in my madness
Woe is me

The Merchant of Venice

Love is blind

Romeo and Juliet

Wild-goose chase

As You Like I

And thereby hangs a tale
It's meat and drink to me
Lay it on with a trowel
Too much of a good thing

Look out for more Shakespearey things in the near future, here as well as on my personal blog and in my next newsletter.

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