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7 Phrases You Didn’t Know Shakespeare Invented

 

 

 

1. “Dead as a doornail” – From King Henry VI Part II

 

 2. “Too much of a good thing” – Appears in As You Like It

 

 3. Wild-goose chase – From Romeo and Juliet

 

 4. “knock, knock! Who’s there?” – The Scottish Play (Sorry we’re too superstitious to even say the real name on our blog. If you don’t know what that is go HERE to find out. We aren’t taking any chances!)

 

5. “In a pickle” – The Tempest

 

 6. “Out of the jaws of death” – Twelfth Night

 

 7. “Naked truth” – Find it in Love’s Labour Lost

 

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