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be on everyone's lips

To be a popular topic of conversation or gossip. The word "layoffs" is on everyone's lips because our company was bought last month. That scandal with the CEO is on everyone's lips these days.
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The West speaks outrage, yet acts complacent and the language of terrorism is on everyone's lips.
Managing director Tim Bishop said: "We work for the biggest bands in the world, but Pop Idol is on everyone's lips at the moment and this could turn out to be our most successful music promo yet.