In addition to everyday expressions, there are also lines that Shakespeare gave to his characters to execute efficiently. I'm sure that you'll enjoy reading them.
THE ALL-PURPOSE INSULT
Thou slander of thy heavy mother's womb! (Richard III, 1.3.230-31)|
Were I like thee I'd throw away myself. (Timon of Athens, III.4.100)
You are as a candle, the better part burnt out. (Henry IV, Part 2,1.2.158-59)
Fouler than heart can think thee, thou canst make / No excuse current but
Harp not on that string....(Richard III, IV.4.364)|
You cram those words into mine ears against / The stomach of my sense.
More of your conversation would infect my brain....(Coriolanus, II.1.88-89)
I thank you for your company, but, good faith,|
I had as lief have been myself alone.
(AS You Like It, III.2.246-47)
Direct thy feet / Where thou and I henceforth may never meet.
Go thou, and fill another room in hell. (Richard II, V.5.107)
Away, you scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian!
PETRUCHIO. Nay, come, Kate, come, you must not look so sour.|
KATHERINA. It is my fashion when I see a crab.
(The Taming of the Shrew, II.1.226-27)
LUCIO....I know what I know.
APEMANTUS. When I knew not what else to do, I'll see thee again.
AJAX. I shall cut out your tongue.|
THERSITES. 'Tis no matter; I shall speak as much as thou afterwards.
(Troilus and Cressida, II.1.109.11)
Thou has pared thy wit o' both sides and left nothing i'the middle.
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