Ides of March
Meaning: March 15th; the middle of March; an old Roman festival; best known as the day Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. It now means a day when something bad may happen and people should be careful.
- Caesar: I hear a tongue shriller than all the music, Cry “Caesar!” Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear.
Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.
–Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2, 15-17
- Joe: Do you want to go out to my friend’s party
Brutus: No way! It’s the Ides of March. I’m going to stay home
where it’s safe!
- Caesar: The ides of March have come.
Soothsayer: Ay, Caesar; but not gone.
|What will some people do on March 15th?|
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2, be extra careful and lookout for any ‘bad signs’. People are wary something terrible may happen to them.
Now, try to find a way to use this idiom in your conversation today…and beware the Ides of March!