Phrases (idioms, expressions, quotations)

Why are we doing this?

  • It helps to know the meaning of idioms you hear in conversation or read.
  • It's amazing to learn how many expressions come from Shakespeare or the Bible!
  • It's fascinating to find out the source of common idioms, many of which have been in use for hundreds of years.

Learning Targets

  • I can continually increase my knowledge of idioms and well-known quotations.


  • Phrase Finder Find the origin of over 1200 common idioms!
  • Shakespeare Long list of phrases originating from Shakespeare or the Bible
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