For those wondering, this vanishing middle ground is where the book gets its catch-phrase title.
“Mean Girls” is the catch-phrase du jour, with a new breed of “expert” looking to cash in.
When the Swiss invented a catch-phrase they did not drop it in a hurry.
There was never a catch-phrase, “Have you seen the French President?”
Simpson had mentioned the situation so many times that it had become a catch-phrase with us.
The reader is never allowed to forget the catch-phrase of Micawber or the moral look of Pecksniff.