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it’s Greek to me

it’s Greek to me

    The noun Greek has long been used in the sense of unintelligible speech or language, gibberish, and the phrase it’s (all) Greek to me means I can’t understand it at all. This expression is well known from The Tragedie of Julius Cæsar (1599), by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616): (Folio 1, 1623) Cassius. Did Cicero say any thing? Casca. I, he spoke Greeke. Cassius. To what […]

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