catch-phrase

catch-phrases
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A catch-phrase is a sentence or phrase which becomes popular or well-known, often because it is frequently used by a famous person.

Norvelle, whose catchphrase is `Chase Me', asked magistrates not to ban him after he admitted doing 83mph in a 50mph zone.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • catch phrase — catch′ phrase or catch′phrase n. a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention; slogan • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • catch phrase — index catchword Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • catch phrase — noun a phrase that has become a catchword • Syn: ↑catchphrase • Hypernyms: ↑phrase, ↑motto, ↑slogan, ↑catchword, ↑shibboleth * * * 1. a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catch phrase — A catch phrase (or catchphrase ) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance. Such memetic phrases often originate in popular culture and in the arts, and typically spread through a variety of mass media (such as literature and …   Wikipedia

  • catch phrase — idiom, popular phrase, buzzword    There s a catch phrase for Newfoundland: The Rock …   English idioms

  • catch phrase — see catch phrase …   English dictionary

  • catch phrase — 1. a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention. 2. a phrase, as a slogan, that comes to be widely and repeatedly used, often with little of the original meaning remaining. Also, catchphrase. [1840 50; CATCH(WORD) + PHRASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • catch phrase — noun a) A group of words, often originating in popular culture, that is spontaneously popularized after widespread repeated use b) A signature phrase of a particular person or group. Syn: sig …   Wiktionary

  • catch phrase — key words, important phrase; password …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Catch phrase — Фраза, напечатанная выделительным шрифтом …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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