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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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This quirky style of architecture is actually known as blobitecture, now a colloquial term to describe buildings with an organic form or curved and rounded shapes.
I remember once attending a powwow and seeing a food stand with the name Nish Chalet, 'Nish' being a colloquial term for First Nations people.
Laughing is something Dame Judi, recently seen in BBC One's big-hearted Esio Trot with Dustin Hoffman, does a lot, whether she's gossiping with Graham Norton on his chat show, posing in a baseball cap with 'Dench' (now a colloquial term for 'cool') emblazoned on it, or mischief-making on set.
New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Switchfly, Inc., the technology company powering travel search/booking and loyalty point redemption solutions for the worldas most celebrated brands, today announced the results of a new travel study that examined consumer attitudes and behaviors associated with the mile high club (MHC), the colloquial term coined for participating in sexual activity while aboard an aircraft.
Abha's community members have even come up with a common colloquial term to refer to the 30 to 70-strong motorcycle and car pools that raid the city's streets.
Hipon!" which is a colloquial term for a person with good physique but unattractive face.
What do most of these events have in common (aside from rows and rows of longboxes filled with comics and people dressed as their favorite characters?) As you can see, many of these events have adopted the same naming convention, using the colloquial term that has developed in the fan community: Comic Con.
He now resides in Paul Lambert's Villa Park 'bomb squad' - the colloquial term for a collection of unloved but lucratively rewarded professionals the second city club are desperately trying to shift.
The festival took as it's theme an important but perhaps less wellknown side of the local, and indeed the regional heritage, namely the breeding of livestock, the local colloquial term for which is 'halal'.
Had I taken the time to look and listen properly I would have realised "us" wasn't just a colloquial term, and that there were in fact two of them.
The show will also feature how the family handles 'jackpots,' a colloquial term used to describe a predicament.
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.