enter common usage

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of enter common usage

of a word or phrase
: to become commonly used
  • The expression has entered common usage in recent decades.

Word by Word Definitions

enter play
  1. : to go or come in

  2. : to come or gain admission into a group : join

  3. : to make a beginning

  1. : intestine

common play
  1. : of or relating to a community at large : public

  2. : known to the community

  3. : belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

  1. : the common people

  2. : a dining hall

  3. : the political group or estate comprising the commoners

usage play
  1. : firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure

  2. : 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

  3. : 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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