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nice play, Shakespeare

Wow, what a really clumsy, ignorant, or foolish thing to do or say! Nice play, Shakespeare! Thanks to your insulting remarks, they've decided not to invest in the project! The plates all crashed to the floor as I slipped on the spilled wine, and someone in the corner of the restaurant shouted out, "Nice play, Shakespeare!"
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Nice play, Shakespeare!

A sarcastic observation on someone's dumb behavior. Similarly, “Smooth move, ExLax!”
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This is the first in a new series edited by Terence Hawkes which aims to provide both single- and multi-authored texts that "will either 'apply' theory, or broaden and adapt it in order to connect with concrete teaching concerns" and with the major developments in recent Shakespeare studies.
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MIDLAND law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on June 15.
According to experts at Shakespeares in Stratford, the Environment Agency's pilot scheme to help train farmers on maintaining riverbanks and watercourses signifies a more proactive approach to flood control.