(the) slings and arrows of outrageous fortune


(the) slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
the slings and arrows (of outrageous fortune) literary unpleasant things that happen to you that you cannot prevent.

We all have to suffer the slings and arrows, so there's no point getting depressed when things go wrong.


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  • the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Hamlet …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • (the) slings and arrows — the slings and arrows (of outrageous fortune) literary unpleasant things that happen to you that you cannot prevent. We all have to suffer the slings and arrows, so there s no point getting depressed when things go wrong …   New idioms dictionary

  • slings and arrows — noun plural Etymology: from the phrase “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in Shakespeare s Hamlet Date: 1963 pointed often acerbic critical attacks < has suffered the slings and arrows of detractors Roland Gelatt > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slings and arrows — unpleasant, negative attacks. He was surprised by the slings and arrows directed at him by several economists. Etymology: from the phrase “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in Shakespeare s play “Hamlet” …   New idioms dictionary

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