to coin a phrase

to coin a phrase
to coin a phrase spoken phrase
used when you realize that something you have said is a very well-known phrase or expression

He found out the hard way, to coin a phrase.

Thesaurus: expressions used when repeating your own or someone else 's wordssynonym
Main entry: coin

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said ironically when introducing a banal remark or cliché

I had to find out the hard way-to coin a phrase

said when introducing a new expression or a variation on a familiar one

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • coin a phrase — To use a new phrase or expression (usu ironic, ie to repeat a cliché) • • • Main Entry: ↑coin …   Useful english dictionary

  • coin a phrase — See to coin a phrase …   English idioms

  • to coin a phrase — to create a new phrase, to make up a phrase    To coin a phrase, Life is just book of idioms! …   English idioms

  • (to) coin a phrase — something that you say before you use a phrase which sounds slightly silly. He was, to coin a phrase, as sick as a parrot …   New idioms dictionary

  • to coin a phrase — spoken used when you realize that something you have said is a very well known phrase or expression He found out the hard way, to coin a phrase …   English dictionary

  • coin a phrase — invent a new saying, create a new phrase …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to coin a phrase — said when introducing a new expression or a variation on a familiar one. → coin …   English new terms dictionary

  • coin a phrase (to) —  Make up words to describe something …   American business jargon

  • (to) coin a phrase — …   Useful english dictionary

  • coin — [[t]kɔ͟ɪn[/t]] coins, coining, coined 1) N COUNT A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money. ...50 pence coins. ...Frederick s gold coin collection. 2) VERB If you coin a word or a phrase, you are the first person to say it. [V n]… …   English dictionary

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