turn of phrase
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|Noun||1.||turn of phrase - a distinctive spoken or written expression; "John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea"|
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
conceit - a witty or ingenious turn of phrase; "he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit"