- a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention.
- a phrase, as a slogan, that comes to be widely and repeatedly used, often with little of the original meaning remaining.
Origin of catch phrase
Examples from the Web for catch phrase
Contemporary Examples of catch phrase
For those wondering, this vanishing middle ground is where the book gets its catch-phrase title.Welcome to Tyler Cowen’s Future of Genius Machines
September 17, 2013
“Mean Girls” is the catch-phrase du jour, with a new breed of “expert” looking to cash in.What Makes Mean Girls Tick
August 12, 2011
Historical Examples of catch phrase
There was never a catch-phrase, “Have you seen the French President?”If I May
A. A. Milne
When the Swiss invented a catch-phrase they did not drop it in a hurry.William Tell Told Again
P. G. Wodehouse
Simpson had mentioned the situation so many times that it had become a catch-phrase with us.
The reader is never allowed to forget the catch-phrase of Micawber or the moral look of Pecksniff.Materials and Methods of Fiction
- a well-known frequently used phrase, esp one associated with a particular group, etc