turn of phrase
A particular arrangement of words, as in I'd never heard that turn of phrase before, or An idiom can be described as a turn of phrase. This idiom alludes to the turning or shaping of objects (as on a lathe), a usage dating from the late 1600s.
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This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So far, all the players seemed to be willing to wait their turn.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Third parties in turn quibbled with his accounts, and he was irritated, but not overly so.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An ace comedic turn that, in lesser hands, would come off as one-note.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Who do you turn to now when you have a decision to make, when you have one less person to provide validation or advice?
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
No one ever argued with Levison; all understood that this particular phrase was final.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Turn not away thy face from thy neighbour, and of taking away a portion and not restoring.
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!