beware the ides of March

beware the ides of March

A phrase used to foreshadow something bad. "Ides" refers to the 15th day of the month. In the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar, a prophet tells Caesar to "beware the ides of March"—and Caesar is subsequently killed on that day. You have History next period? Well, beware the ides of March—Mr. Smith is in a bad mood today and gave us extra homework.
See also: beware, march, of
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Beware the Ides of March warned the soothsayer in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
A soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March,'' Brutus warns Roman dictator Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's timeless tragedy.
BORO'S trip to Bournemouth on Saturday falls on a notorious day - but they have no reason to beware the Ides of March.
The soothsayer who warned Caesar to beware the Ides of March made a bundle, bought several properties in Rome in his wife's name for tax purposes and, I seem to recall, went into double glazing.
Beware the ides of March, Sir Alex - in this case a Friday following on from the Wednesday night visit of Bayern Munich and traditionally the morning when the scribes pass more considered judgement on the midweek European action.
Beware the ides of March," a voice Julius Caesar just before his death.
With so many knives out for him already, Willie's obviously taken the Bard Will's advice to beware the Ides of March - and avoid the grisly fate of Julius Caesar.
At the beginning of the play, he warns Caesar to beware the Ides of March.
NEVER mind Beware the Ides of March, the only thing football needs to beware is another Villa march to the Arch after Martin O'Neill's Carling Cup runners-up came roaring back in the FA Cup.
I will say this to Cllr Lipton, new leader of Stockton Borough Council: Beware the Ides of March.
Beware the Ides Of March And The Blazers Of Middle Age.
Weeks ago I warned Michael Noonan to beware the Ides of March.
PREMIER Bertie Ahern should beware the Ides of March.