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Definition of "set phrase" [set phrase]

  • A common expression whose wording is not subject to variation. (noun)
  • A common expression whose words cannot be replaced by synonymous words without compromising the meaning. (noun)

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Use "set phrase" in a sentence
  • "He is sober then, quite parsonified in demeanour; his speech “all in the set phrase of peace,” and would be scandalised by the mere mention of melaleuca nectar."