The King of the Catchphrase

“Good riddance.”

“Love is blind.”

“Heart of hearts.”

“Laughing stock.”

“Green eyed monster.”

“Break the ice.”

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What in the world do any of these phrases have to do with the others? Well, if you’re familiar with the tales of Romeo and Juliet, Prince Hamlet, King Lear or Julius Caesar, you can probably guess.

All of these phrases, and many, many more, that are common in our everyday use are attributed to perhaps the most influential figure in the English language. That’s right, The Bard, William Shakespeare.

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