coin ( coins plural & 3rd person present) ( coining present participle) ( coined past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money.
...50 pence coins., ...Frederick's gold coin collection.
2 verb If you coin a word or a phrase, you are the first person to say it.
Jaron Lanier coined the term `virtual reality' and pioneered its early development... V n
3 You say `to coin a phrase' to show that you realize you are making a pun or using a cliché.
to coin a phrase phrase
Fifty local musicians have, to coin a phrase, banded together to form the Jazz Umbrella.
4 You use the other side of the coin to mention a different aspect of a situation.
the other side of the coin phrase PHR with cl
These findings are a reminder that low pay is the other side of the coin of falling unemployment.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb conceive, create, fabricate, forge, formulate, frame, invent, make up, mint, mould, originate, think up
n cash, change, copper, dosh (Brit. & Austral. slang) money, silver, specie
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