Thursday, November 5, 2009

Much ado about nothing

Meaning

A great deal of fuss over nothing of importance.

Origin

This phrase is sometimes shortened just to 'much ado'. It is of course from Shakespeare's play - Much Ado About Nothing, 1599. He had used the word ado, which means business or activity, in an earlier play - Romeo and Juliet, 1592:

"Weele keepe no great adoe, a Friend or two."

3 comments:

Kruthika said...

any clue for 10b..am stuck at it fr a long time now..

Deepak said...

@kruthika
think of a character thats indirectly mentoned in the story!

Anonymous said...

'Bene' is Latin for good