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tag line

noun
1.
the last line of a play, story, speech, etc., used to clarify or dramatize a point.
2.
a phrase or catchword that becomes identified or associated with a person, group, product, etc., through repetition: Entertainers often develop tag lines, like Ted Lewis's “Is everybody happy?”.
3.
Machinery. (on a crane) a cable for steadying a suspended bucket at the rear.
Also, tagline.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for tag line
  • Admittedly, some of my hesitation with the show had a lot to do with that well-known tag line.
  • Her words might well have served as an advertising tag line for the movie, which defies all comprehension.
  • The tag line had more to do with her place in sports.
  • Neither miner was wearing a safety belt and tag line.
  • Improper use of tag line allowing hoisting material to swing out of control.
  • The tag line will put distance between yourself and the load in the event the load shifts or moves unexpectedly.
British Dictionary definitions for tag line

tag line

noun
1.
an amusing or memorable phrase designed to catch attention in an advertisement
2.
another name for punch line
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