English version

to coin a phrase

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishto coin a phraseto coin a phrasespokenUSE something said in a joking way when you use a very common expression, to show that you know it is used a lot He’d thought the flight would never – to coin a phrase – get off the ground. coin
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to coin a phraseHe was going to have fun if it killed him, to coin a phrase.I had to find out the hard way - to coin a phrase.It is an odd sidelight, to coin a phrase, on road accidents.Miller was trying to help his career and, to coin a phrase, snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
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