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jo's thread inspired me to wonder how we would do at coming up with euphemisms from Shakespeare. I'll start the ball rolling with
    Get thee to a nunnery!
    [according to some authorities, slang for "brothel"]
[Oops! I see it was Kalleh's thread. Sorry, hon. Confused]

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Lady Macbeth "this night's great business" (referring to murder)

Macbeth: "Out, out, brief candle!" on the shortness of life

Lear:
"Come not between the dragon and his wrath."
don't get in my way!

and more Lear: And let not women's weapon's, waterdrops - Tears
 
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Originally posted by jo:
Lady Macbeth "this night's great business" (referring to murder)

Macbeth: "Out, out, brief candle!" on the shortness of life

Hmmm. Both of those phrases could be taken another way.

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Now, this is surely not a euphemism, but it again is a Shakespeare quote that relates to death: "dead as a doornail"

I imagine we could start a whole thread about death quotes from Shakespeare!
 
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