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mot juste

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌməʊˈʒuːst/ us    /ˌmoʊ-/ (plural mots justes) formal
the word or phrase that is exactly right in a particular situationForeign words and phrases used in EnglishRemarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
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