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noun [countable]     mondegreen pronunciation in British English
  1. a phrase in a song or poem that someone hears wrongly and thinks that a different phrase is being sung or said. For example, in the song ’Purple Haze’ by Jimi Hendrix, the listener, hearing ’Scuse me while I kiss the sky’, might think they are hearing ’Scuse me while I kiss this guy’.
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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