Something between a word and a phrase. In the increasingly action-driven (rather than dictionary-led) lexicon that is modern English (aka World), there is a category of items that are neither a (single) word, nor a (full) phrase.
"I'll go to the bank - but taking my cheques, this time," said David. "That's joined-up thinking."
"'Joined-up-thinking' - that's a wase that Blair doesn't use these days, now he's envoying in the Middle East!" quipped his colleague
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