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snowclone

/ˈsnəʊˌkləʊn/
noun
1.
a verbal formula that is adapted for reuse by changing only a few words so that the allusion to the original phrase remains clear
Word Origin
C21: from snow in reference to the common formula 'If the Inuit have N words for snow, then surely X have Y words for Z' + clone
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