What common sayings and idioms did Shakespeare invent?

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robertwilliam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are - literally - hundreds, even including some of Shakespeare's titles ("As You Like It", "All's Well That Ends Well"). Shakespeare made a major contribution to teh wordstock and idiom of English.

I've given you a handful below, and there are more in the - excellent - Bernard Levin quote at the link below.

Hope it helps!  

It's Greek to me

more sinned against than sinning

vanished into thin air, 

budge an inch

playing fast and loose

making a virtue of necessity,

laughing (oneself) to stitches 

having too much of a good thing

enotechris eNotes educator| Certified Educator

...and a few more...

Cry Havoc

The Dogs of War

Beware the Ides of March

Something Wicked This Way Comes