phrase-mongering

phrase-mongering

/freɪz-ˈmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/
noun
depreciative
The (especially habitual) use of grandiose or striking phrases.

Origin
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederic Harrison (1831–1923), positivist and author.

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Participants in the verbal craze we call WotD would never participate in vainglorious phrase-mongering. [Ahem!]

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