Meaning of “turn of phrase” in the English Dictionary


"turn of phrase" in English

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turn of phrasenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌtɜːn əv ˈfreɪz/ us /ˌtɝːn əv ˈfreɪz/

a way of saying something:

"Significant other" meaning "partner" - now that's an interesting turn of phrase.

the ability to express yourself well:

She has a nice turn of phrase, which should serve her well in journalism.

(Definition of “turn of phrase” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)