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buzz word

1. A word or phrase that has gained recent popularity, especially among a particular group of people or within a specific context. "Synergy" is a buzz word used to describe the concept of multiple organizations working together towards a common goal.
2. A popular word or phrase that is used so often that it loses its impact or meaning. The boss used so many corporate buzz words in our morning meeting that I'm not even sure I understand what he was trying to say. Harry lost his audience's attention when he started using buzz words during his presentation, which began to seem dull and unoriginal.
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Terroir has certainly been one of those hot buzz words, and rightly so.
New Delhi [India], Jul 5 ( ANI ): The latest buzz word in the national capital is 'liquid nitrogen,' after a recent incident where a Delhi-based man landed up in hospital after drinking a cocktail, containing liquid nitrogen.
So much for his buzz word of the moment, "tolerance".
Is it because of an underlying psychological condition, a deep-rooted childhood trauma, a personality disorder, bullying, abuse, boredom, frustration, an outlet for that bandied about buzz word "stress"?
Rowling's Potter series provoked -- to use the current buzz word in reviewers circles -- frissons of excitement among viewers on both sides of the Atlantic.
"Last year creativity was almost every organisation's favourite buzz word, " said the report's author Alex McKie.
The buzz word "community" is massively overworked in other contexts.
So affordability is once more the buzz word to give people that chance for their independence and although 466 new homes in Milnsbridge are a welcome boost, there is an awful long way to go to meet the demand.
It was the way in which our grandparents played their part in the recycling efforts before recycling became the buzz word it is today.
They give us what we show them we want and, at the moment, the buzz word is "suffering".
"Empowerment" seems to be the new buzz word used by the politicians.
Obesity has been the buzz word on the lips of health experts, sporting greats and MPs over recent months.
Add to that the buzz word 'zest', which is also as overworked, and you have a recipe to make you want to reach for the mute button.
SIR - Choice is the latest buzz word, with the Conservatives and Labour both unveiling their plans for health and education.