Love English with Leila & Sabrah / 4 Idioms we get from Shakespeare! #shorts
Five of the most common idioms that come from Shakespeare today
First one is all that glitters is not gold
and this comes from the merchant of Venice.
And basically this means some just because something looks good
or appears to be good.
It doesn’t mean that it actually is.
You would need to test it and try it to make sure
it is good quality.
Next one is to wear one’s heart on one sleeve.
So we can say she wears her heart on her sleeve
meaning she wears it when everyone can see it
so this means that
you are you’re very obvious about how you feel about things you don’t conceal your emotions very well.
Now of course in Shakespeare’s time one of the popular languages was Greek.
But not many people spoke it so if they didn’t understand something they would say
It’s all Greek to me.
meaning I don’t get it.
Last one is the world is your oyster
which means the world is yours for the taking
you’re in the prime of life
and you know the world is yours
you can do anything you like.
So it’s a very positive phrase.