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high concept

Syllabification: high con·cept

Definition of high concept in English:

noun

(Especially in a movie or television plot) emphasis on a striking and easily communicable idea: for mainstream media companies, the focus has shifted from high concept to hard cash [as modifier]: a series of high-concept videos
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  • In the movie's satisfyingly high-concept plot, there is more at stake than a man's sense of self in a big city.
  • Aside from the high-concept premise, the film's plot is a throwaway, a rigidly routine story involving a Latin American drug lord and some high-powered weapons.
  • To help keep the world interested, the whole thing could be filmed for an exciting high-concept reality TV show celebrating human tragedy in grand fashion.

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