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catch phrase

n.
A phrase in wide or popular use, especially one serving as a slogan for a group or movement.

catch phrase

n
1. (Linguistics) a well-known frequently used phrase, esp one associated with a particular group, etc

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n.
a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention; slogan.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catch phrase - a phrase that has become a catchword
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan - a favorite saying of a sect or political group
Translations

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