coin a phrase (to)
- Make up words to describe something.
American business jargon. 2014.
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coin a phrase — To use a new phrase or expression (usu ironic, ie to repeat a cliché) • • • Main Entry: ↑coin … Useful english dictionary
coin a phrase — See to coin a phrase … English idioms
coin a phrase — invent a new saying, create a new phrase … English contemporary dictionary
to coin a phrase — spoken phrase used when you realize that something you have said is a very well known phrase or expression He found out the hard way, to coin a phrase. Thesaurus: expressions used when repeating your own or someone else s wordssynonym Main entry … Useful english dictionary
to coin a phrase — to create a new phrase, to make up a phrase To coin a phrase, Life is just book of idioms! … English idioms
(to) coin a phrase — something that you say before you use a phrase which sounds slightly silly. He was, to coin a phrase, as sick as a parrot … New idioms dictionary
to coin a phrase — spoken used when you realize that something you have said is a very well known phrase or expression He found out the hard way, to coin a phrase … English dictionary
to coin a phrase — said when introducing a new expression or a variation on a familiar one. → coin … English new terms dictionary
(to) coin a phrase — … Useful english dictionary
coin — [[t]kɔ͟ɪn[/t]] coins, coining, coined 1) N COUNT A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money. ...50 pence coins. ...Frederick s gold coin collection. 2) VERB If you coin a word or a phrase, you are the first person to say it. [V n]… … English dictionary