snowclone

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snowclone (ˈsnəʊˌkləʊn)
 
n
a verbal formula that is adapted for reuse by changing only a few words so that the allusion to the original phrase remains clear
 
[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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