Cuomo was prepped and predictable, with not a phrase out of place, not a phrase that surprised.
The phrase means, “the nail that sticks out always gets hit by a hammer.”
If it is alive, is it even relevant or, to borrow a phrase from Eliot, is it a patient “etherized upon a table”?
When he said, “the phrase ‘burdens of the office’ is overstated,” he began to speak the truth about himself.
Paul instead used the phrase “Islamic rebels” to substitute for “anti-government groups.”
It is strange how a phrase remains when a memory has been conquered.
The result was the dominion of the phrase and the prevalence of hollow affectation.
There were no lights in it; no "reflets," to use the French phrase.
It was not proper,—a phrase which, with her, was the strongest denunciation that could be uttered.
She had taken to me, as the phrase goes, from the very first.
1520s, "manner or style of expression," also "group of words with some unity," from Late Latin phrasis "diction," from Greek phrasis "speech, way of speaking, enunciation, phraseology," from phrazein "to express, tell," from phrazesthai "to consider," from PIE *gwhren- "to think" (see frenetic). The musical sense of "short passage" is from 1789.
"to put into a phrase," 1560s; see phrase (n.). Related: Phrased; phrasing.