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a usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

Synonyms for byword

a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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But it does worry one that since its formation Carlton TV has been a joke, a by-word for dismal programmes.
She became a by-word for the too-much-too-young syndrome and pilloried from all quarters for her lifestyle -- what with her being a mum of two and all.
DENISE Van Outen's (pictured) name is not exactly a by-word for subtlety and sophistication, and her new late-night show, Something For The Weekend (Friday C4), is well down to the standard you'd expect.
Philosophy is almost a by-word in luxury and the latest additions to the range only enhance that reputation.
For years this company has been a by-word for British excellence.
From being a by-word for urban dereliction, unemployment, and economic depression, Merseyside is now thriving.
The Mau Mau wanted to free Kenya from colonisation at any cost - and they became a by-word for butchery because of the savage way they proved their point.
SURPRISE was definitely the by-word at Fir Park yesterday.
That it's directed by Adrian Lyne - whose films like Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal are a by-word for big-screen sex - has obviously helped fuel the fire of notoriety.
Journey's End made Sherriff's name a by-word, not to mention a wealthy man and with it he achieved his finest hour in spite of later writings.
BATTLING MP Irene Adams refuses to be silenced by the dealers and hard men who have made Paisley a by-word for drugs and violence.
The money men may have sky-jacked Manchester United, corporate greed may be the by-word for the new millennium, but the heart of football was still beating here.
Hanratty's name became a by-word for miscarriages of justice following his conviction for the killing of government scientist Michael Gregsten, 36, and the rape and shooting of Gregsten's lover Valerie Storie, 22.
Marks and Spencer used to be a by-word for sensible fashion and practical pants.
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