Shakespeare's Idioms

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An idiom is an everyday expression which says something in an interesting way. Idioms have figurative meanings that cannot be worked out by looking at a dictionary. Shakespeare wrote his plays 400 years ago but his clever use of language means that the imagery he creates in our minds can be just as vivid and interesting today as it was then. Discover some of the idioms that Shakespeare coined (invented) below:

Eaten me out of house and home
Laugh yourself into stitches
Neither rhyme nor reason
Jealousy’s the green-eyed monster

Do you get in a pickle? Did you know that Shakespeare used this idiom in his play The Tempest?

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