- 1coin something to invent a new word or phrase that other people then begin to use Who coined the term “Generation X”?
- 2coin something to make coins out of metal Idioms
- 1used to show that you are aware that you are using an expression that is not new Oh well, no news is good news, to coin a phrase.
- 2 used to introduce a well-known expression that you have changed slightly in order to be funny Tasting is believing, to coin a phrase! (= the usual phrase is “seeing is believing”).
NAmE//kɔɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coin
he / she / it coins
past simple coined
-ing form coining
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