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    Default Common phrases/expressions that come from Shakespeare

    Here is a link to a list of expressions/phrases in English that are commonly used and originate with Shakespeare. I know there are many more, but this is still a great list for starting:

    Common Phrases That Originated With William Shakespeare ................................

    It's always amazing to me what an influence he has had on modern English...

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    Default Re: Common phrases/expressions that come from Shakespeare

    So many!

    When an idiom is used over and over again, it is referred to as a cliché [klee-SHAY] - and writers are taught to avoid clichés, to use some more original way of expressing something.

    I used to say, "That Shakespeare! He was not a good writer. All he did was string one cliché after another!"

    [Of course, the joke in this is that Shakespeare created the cliché in the first place, originally!]

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    Default Re: Common phrases/expressions that come from Shakespeare

    wow! so interesting to figure out what these words/phrases are...... he,indeed,contributed much to modern English.

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    Default Re: Common phrases/expressions that come from Shakespeare

    Shakespeare who has versatile wit is a immortal play writer in British literature. He is the first person who use poetic versions in dramas. His common phrases and expressions are quite piquant and sensible. His descriptions about characters are pun and conceit.

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    Default Re: Common phrases/expressions that come from Shakespeare

    Quote Originally Posted by jayanthis.fds View Post
    Shakespeare who has versatile wit is a immortal play writer in British literature. He is the first person who use poetic versions in dramas. His common phrases and expressions are quite piquant and sensible. His descriptions about characters are pun and conceit.

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