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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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The show will also feature how the family handles 'jackpots,' a colloquial term used to describe a predicament.
Son of two Oppenheimer equity brokers, the Harvard-educated attorney, who graduated magna cum laude, began his career as an analyst covering "specialty finance"--a colloquial term for consumer finance companies like Aames Home Loans, NovaStar Mortgage and Household Finance Corporation.
That's because in Iceland "The Black Death" (svarti daudi) is actually the colloquial term for the country's national drink, Brennivin, not the bubonic plague.
London, Apr 29 ( ANI ): Shisha bars could be the deadly new answer to alcopops, a colloquial term describing certain flavoured alcoholic beverages, health experts have warned.
Incidentaloma is a colloquial term used by radiologists to denote a mass or lesion encountered unexpectedly during exams performed for other reasons.
Scouse' is a colloquial term for Liverpool residents.
The new boot was dubbed the 'Wellington' after its namesake and remains the colloquial term to this day.
Bikya Book Cafe, which takes its name from the colloquial term "bikya" to signify antiqueness, offers in addition to books beverages and food allowing someone to come and browse, stay for hours and enjoy a good snack or two.
I think Martin has been, to use a colloquial term, a bit of a fall guy for quite a lot of failures.
Idiot lights: A colloquial term for the indicator lights on the dashboard that illuminate when there is a problem.
A phrase police are hearing on the streets is, "you want to go out and blast," a colloquial term for when two people go out and shoot at one another.
char su has also been used as a colloquial term for Afghanistan as a whole, a reference to its position at "the crossroads of Asia" and its wide cultural history, which combines influences from Iran.