a turn of phrase


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turn of phrase

1. An expression. I understood what she was saying until she used a turn of phrase that I had never heard.
2. An eloquent style of writing or speaking. That writer's turn of phrase has earned him many accolades and awards.
See also: of, phrase, turn

a ˌturn of ˈphrase

a particular way of saying something or describing something: She has a very amusing turn of phrase.
See also: of, phrase, turn