He is hardly alone in using a locution that should nevertheless be retired, a charitable critic might have explained.
These words revived her moribund career, underscoring the truth that politics is mostly about locution, locution, locution.
"style of speech," early 15c., from Latin locutionem (nominative locutio) "a speaking, speech, discourse; way of speaking," noun of action from past participle stem of loqui "to speak," from PIE root *tolk(w)- (cf. Old Irish ad-tluch- "to thank," to-tluch- "to ask;" Old Church Slavonic tloko "interpretation, explanation"). Related: Locutionary.