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noun [countable] linguistics     snowclone pronunciation in British English
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  1. a type of phrase that has a standard pattern in which some of the words can be freely replaced; for example, the patternX is the new Y’ can become ’Navy is the new black’ or ’Comedy is the new rock ’n’ roll’ or ’Staying in is the new going out’, and so on


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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