What do you call a well-known phrase?
What do you call it when there is a phrase that is so common that one can almost fill in what words come next? I think that there is a single word for it, but I don’t know what it is.
Examples (try to guess these words):
Actions have ___.
You are my ___ friend.
Hello, nice to ___ ___.
What ___ is it?
consequences, Christmas, birthday/Halloween, best, meet you, time.
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