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English definition of “to coin a phrase”

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to coin a phrase

humorous
something you say before using an expression that has been very popular or used too much: I was, to coin a phrase, gobsmacked!
Translations of “to coin a phrase”
in Chinese (Traditional) 套用一句流行的話, 常言道, 俗話說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 套用一句流行的话, 常言道, 俗话说…
(Definition of to coin a phrase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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