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catch phrase

noun
1.
a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention.
2.
a phrase, as a slogan, that comes to be widely and repeatedly used, often with little of the original meaning remaining.
Also, catchphrase.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; catch(word) + phrase
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catch phrase

noun
1.
a well-known frequently used phrase, esp one associated with a particular group, etc
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