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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

catch′ phrase`

or catch′phrase`,


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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The talking pigeons don't really work and, aside from Jees-oh, there's no catch phrase for the office
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M-Commerce is fast becoming the new catch phrase in agriculture marketing as technology has found a way to follow farmers everywhere they go.
The website's catch phrase echoed in my mind as I was greeted by music spilling from my computer speakers, causing my head to nod and my feet to tap to the beat.
Build and they would come" certainly was a catch phrase that proved true:
Presenting the catch phrase and symbol for the general convention of the World Tourism Organization, the ministry said the meeting will aim for ''new tourism in the new century'' by making better use of information technology and preserving cultural and natural sites.
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He also demonstrates how the term alumbrado became a catch phrase for all types of heresies during this period.
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