Idiom of the Week (4-23-18)

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday,  here are several idioms created by him that we still use today.

Shakespearean Idioms:


Lie low – To hide so you will not be caught by someone.
Good riddance – To be happy when someone or something is gone.
Green-eyed monster – Jealousy.
Night owl – A person who stays up and is active late into the night.
As dead as a doornail – Dead beyond any doubt.
A charmed life – A life that seems to have been protected by a charm, magic or spell.
Mum’s the word – Keep this a secret; don’t tell anybody.
Send him packing – To tell someone to go away, usually because you are annoyed with them.