Friday, August 5, 2011

Turns of Phrase that Shakespeare Created

For wordsmiths, William Shakespeare sets a goal to high for any of us to reach. Anglotopia has assembled a massive list of phrases that the Bard created. Here are just ten:

  • A countenance more in sorrow than in anger
  • A Daniel come to judgment
  • A dish fit for the gods
  • A fool’s paradise
  • A foregone conclusion
  • A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
  • A ministering angel shall my sister be
  • A plague on both your houses
  • A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
  • A sea change
  • A sorry sight


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