Definition of catchphrase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkatʃfreɪz/


A well-known sentence or phrase, especially one that is associated with a particular famous person: the movie gave the world the catchphrase ‘I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse’
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  • I'm still worried that it implies that I'm the sort of crazy guy that stands in the pub quoting catchphrases from well-known British comedy programmes.
  • Unfortunately, it was soon replaced by other catchphrases.
  • I'd predict if things got even worse for the ad agencies and marketing writers of nonsense you'll be able to pick up your tag lines and catchphrases at the supermarket going half price on Tuesdays.
saying, quotation, quote, sound bite, slogan, catchline, catchword, motto, watchword, mantra
North American informal tag line

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