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conversation piece

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconversation pieceˌconverˈsation ˌpiece noun [countable]  THINGsomething that provides a subject for conversation – often used humorously about objects that seem very strange or ugly
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conversation pieceThat would be a conversation piece.Most important of all it will become a conversation piece.The suspense mounted and conjecturing on who the new chief would be became the community conversation piece.Talk about your party conversation piece!Being adept at the set conversation piece he managed to extract the relevant data without ever putting his knife in it.
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