catchcry

catchcry

(ˈkætʃˌkraɪ)
n, pl -cries
(Linguistics) Austral a well-known, frequently used phrase, esp one associated with a particular group, etc
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It didn't take long for the song's infectious chorus to become a popular catchcry: 'And it's one, two, three/ What are we fighting for?/ Don't ask me, I don't give a damn/ Next stop is Vietnam.' Anti-war anthems don't get much better than that, as exemplified by the concluding verses: 'Come on mothers throughout the land/ Pack your boys off to Vietnam/ Come on fathers, don't hesitate/ To send your sons off before it's too late/ Be the first one on your block/ To have your son come home in a box.' The Rag was possibly the only song to be performed twice at Woodstock.
Crowds of people gathered around the bodies, chanting "Just Fall, Just Fall," another catchcry of the protest movement that has rocked Sudan in recent months.
Published on YouTube by CNN, the eleven-minute speech and its catchcry "We call BS" had, in the space of a few weeks, gained over three million views, and is largely viewed as the call to young people to take to the streets in the March for Our Lives protest which followed.
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," was one of many phrases Ali used to describe what he could do in the ring, while "I am the greatest" was a common catchcry. His vanquished foes included George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Sonny Liston.
The catchcry 'we are all teachers of literacy' has been a mantra for several decades, yet seems to be a concept with which many secondary schools struggle.
As the world moves pitilessly around her, she mutters one sentence--'But I didn't do anything wrong'--which becomes the catchcry for rest of the film.
They held signs reading "I am Kenji", mourning the intrepid journalist by echoing the catchcry of mourners of victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo in early January.
"Our catchcry in regard to heavy weather is 'don't be there'.
The campaign to unionise Walmart, directed by Schlademan, demonstrated to conference participants the high value of unions moving to online organising--Online to Off tine is the new catchcry. The advantages of online organising are its ability to generate national coverage; the accessibility and connection it generates; the opportunities for peer leadership; and the ability to tailor online organising to localised communities of interest.
Late one night Aileen and Nettie went to hear Dolores Ibarruri (La Pasionara), the communist activist who coined what was to become the catchcry of the Republicans: "No Pasaran!" ("They shall not pass!") They ended up walking the fourteen kilometres home after the trains had stopped running.
In 1947 in Africa, the catchcry was "After the cattle the sheep; after the sheep the goats; after the goats the desert." Jared Diamond (1997, 398) equates several Australian farming practices to 'mining'.
Early conceptions were concerned with supplementary education, individual fulfilment, community development and democratisation, and led to the catchcry 'lifelong learning', now grown beyond the education sector to become an integral part of contemporary social discourse (Haugen, 2000: 577).