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English definition of “turn of phrase”

turn of phrase

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a way of saying something: 'Significant other' meaning 'partner' - now that's an interesting turn of phrase.Ways of talking the ability to express yourself well: She has a nice turn of phrase, which should serve her well in journalism.Talkative and eloquent
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