Definition of enter common usageof a word or phrase
- The expression has entered common usage in recent decades.
: to go or come in
: to come or gain admission into a group : join
: to make a beginning
: firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure
: a uniform certain reasonable lawful practice existing in a particular locality or occupation and binding persons entering into transactions chiefly on the basis of presumed familiarity
: the way in which words and phrases are actually used (as in a particular form or sense) in a language community
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