coin a phrase

coin a phrase

To create a new expression. Don't try to coin a phrase, just write a straightforward headline.
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coin a phrase

Fig. to create a new expression that is worthy of being remembered and repeated. (Often jocular.) He is "worth his weight in feathers," to coin a phrase.
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You might call it ``irrational exuberance,'' to coin a phrase.