hearts-and-flowersnoun plural but singular or plural in construction
Definition of hearts-and-flowers
: show of sentiment or sentimentality : cloying expressions of endearment cut out the hearts-and-flowers— Maritta Wolff I can't stand hearts-and-flowers stuff— Mary Miller
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standardized text or formulaic language
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