The phrase “To coin a phrase”

Pink is her “own worst enemy”…

…not while I’m still alive* – bah boom.

*Apparently this phrase was first coined^ by Bevin about Peter Mandelson’s grandfather Herbert Morrison.

^The phrase “To coin a phrase” came into common usage in the 1940s. The verb “to coin” originally meant to mint a coin, the verb first appeared in the 14th century but by the 16th century it had become generalised to become to create or invent something.

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