Like many other proverbs and idioms used in modern English, the phrase brevity is the soul of wit is actually a William Shakespeare quote.
Have you ever remarked to a friend on a person’s attractiveness or an object’s loveliness and had your comment met with the expression beauty is in the eye of the beholder?
Don’t worry if you’ve heard the idiomatic phrase actions speak louder than words and been a little confused by it.
Have you ever heard someone described as a goody two-shoes and been a little confused?
If you heard the phrase beating a dead horse and were confused by its meaning—and maybe also felt a little upset or sick to your stomach—you aren’t alone.
Have you ever heard someone described as a brown-noser and wondered what the term meant?
Have you ever heard the colloquial expression no way Jose and wondered what it meant—and just who is Jose?!
Pennies from heaven: The expression sure sounds poetic, doesn’t it? But do you know what the phrase means?