What people remember (when they do, which is rare) are the phrases that capture the national mood at a particular moment in time.
phrases like “straight out of science fiction” and “the possibilities are endless” appear on almost every page.
To accomplish this goal God withheld from the true believers the way in which two phrases were to be understood.
It is refreshingly—to this reader, at least—devoid of phrases like “a new study shows” or “data now support.”
Now Bartiromo begins talking in yells, in broken English, inserting Spanish words and phrases when he can.
Both these phrases were often mentioned by way of explanation.
Aldonza had certainly not taught him the phrases he was so fond of repeating.
In your composition, use as many of the words and phrases of the poem as you can.
We can not permit ourselves to be narrowed and dwarfed by slogans and phrases.
There are no rules about the number of phrases you can sing with a single breath.
1520s, "manner or style of expression," also "group of words with some unity," from Late Latin phrasis "diction," from Greek phrasis "speech, way of speaking, enunciation, phraseology," from phrazein "to express, tell," from phrazesthai "to consider," from PIE *gwhren- "to think" (see frenetic). The musical sense of "short passage" is from 1789.
"to put into a phrase," 1560s; see phrase (n.). Related: Phrased; phrasing.