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purple prose/passage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpurple prose/passagepurple prose/passageALwriting that uses difficult or unusual words – used to show disapproval purple
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purple prose/passageIn his maturity what he remembered of his style of speaking were purple passages and a rather caustic irony.Lady Thatcher will be honing her purple prose for the debate in the Lords.William Holden plays a hack scriptwriter down on his luck, and his purple prose gives the film its biting tone.
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