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->'''Robin:''' Holy cow!\\
'''Batgirl:''' You just ''had'' to say that.
-->-- ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', "Critters"

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An expression used by a character numerous times in a work. Merely uttering this phrase in the office will key others into the character you're referring to. For a line to be a catchphrase, it should stay somewhat close to the same, and not just catchy.

To be a catchphrase, the phrase should be repeated multiple times -- just because something is the most memorable line of a movie does not always make it a catchphrase unless the phrase is said more than once by an in-universe character. When it's the ''audience'' that adopt a character's line as a catchphrase, we get MemeticMutation.

If the character has a BadassCreed, that will probably double as a catch phrase.

BeamMeUpScotty is a false or oft-misquoted catchphrase.

A SuperTrope to:
* AbandonedCatchphrase
* AuthorCatchphrase
* BorrowedCatchphrase
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull
* TheCatchphraseCatchesOn
* CatchphraseInterruptus
* CatchphraseSpoutingDuo
* DefeatCatchphrase
* EliminationCatchphrase
* FlashbackToCatchphrase
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
* MadLibsCatchphrase
* MangledCatchphrase
* OneWordVocabulary
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase
* PhraseCatcher
* SelfBotchedCatchPhrase
* SharePhrase
* SigningOffCatchPhrase
* SubvertedCatchphrase
* VerbalTic

Compare ArcWords, OneLiner, OtherStockPhrases, WordPower.

Contrast with AuthorCatchphrase, which is when a phrase is recycled across unrelated works by the same author/actor/creator.

Not to be confused with the gameshow ''Series/{{Catchphrase}}'', which was just named for this trope.


* Catchphrase/{{Anime}}
* Catchphrase/ComicBooks
* Catchphrase/FanWorks
* Catchphrase/{{Film}}
* Catchphrase/FilmAnimated
* Catchphrase/{{Literature}}
* Catchphrase/LiveActionTV
* Catchphrase/{{Music}}
* Catchphrase/{{Radio}}
** Catchphrase/TrueCapitalist
* Catchphrase/{{Sports}}
* Catchphrase/VideoGames
* Catchphrase/WebComics
* Catchphrase/WebOriginal
* Catchphrase/WesternAnimation
* Catchphrase/RealLife
* Catchphrase/{{Other}}