Shakespeare expressions (5): we have seen better days

Shakespeare expressions: we have seen better days in a managerial context

Shakespeare expressions


When it was first addressed, this term applied to people who had once been affluent but had fallen on hard times. More recently, the term has come to be associated with worn-out artifacts rather than poor people. “Having seene better dayes, now know the lack Of glorie that once rearde eche high-fed back,” says Sir Thomas More in his play of 1590. Although the work is anonymous, it has been credited to William Shakespeare, at least in part. Shakespeare clearly liked the line and used it in many of his books.

What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘We have seen better days’? To have been more wealthy or in better condition in former times. Click here fore more Shakespeare expressions.

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