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Definition 1: a distinctive spoken or written expression - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where turn of phrase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea

Synonyms for turn of phrase in the sense of this definition

(turn of phrase is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of turn of phrase ) a witty or ingenious turn of phrase

"he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit"

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