roll off the tongue

roll/trip off the tongue

if a word or phrase trips off the tongue, it is very easy to say The band is called 'Acquired Echoes'. It doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, does it?
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They've got some great players - Lampard, Terry and Drogba are powerful players - and they roll off the tongue.
the superlatives roll off the tongue in describing Tracie Bennett's portrayal of a showbusiness legend's final curtain-call.
Examples it quotes hardly roll off the tongue, or captivate interest.
The names Boherash Legend, Bit View Opel, Handy Magic, Jeffys Lola and Mulcair Robbie don't roll off the tongue in quite the same way as Sizzlers Spirit, Junior Mac, Clonkeen Theo, Bigstrongpup and Amazing Aces, his five opponents on February 19.
Okay, that one doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
It does not seem quite right, for instance, that after 40 years without defeat the first team to win a European match at Old Trafford turned out to be Fenerbahce, rather than one of the old heavyweights that roll off the tongue.
Thirupathi Laddoo, Horlicks Mysorepak, wheat halwa, dates halwa - these are a few of the names that may not roll off the tongue for those uninitiated to the delights of Indian festival cuisine .
They're disorders that roll off the tongue like succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency, guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase I deficiency, and aromatic Lamino acid decarobxylase deficiency.
While the new name does not exactly roll off the tongue, the name is
I started my basketball career as an assistant coach to Curtis Xavier at Doncaster Panthers and the name just seemed to roll off the tongue.
Prime player: The name might not roll off the tongue, but public address announcers had better get used to introducing Arvydas Macijauskas in the Hornets' starting lineup.
But meta'd doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as morph, and change is apparently too pedestrian, too old-fashioned.
It was heartening to hear the invocation of a serious book and a serious writer roll off the tongue of a presidential candidate.
Communicator, communication -- they roll off the tongue with equal ease.
Not only does it roll off the tongue with ease but it speaks reams about the product - Eritrea.