air du temps

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Borrowing from French air du temps (literally air of the time).

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air du temps (uncountable)

  1. Current popular opinion or trends of a very large group of people, a city or a country.
    With the global financial crisis still hitting hard, the air du temps today is a countrywide depressive mood.
    What's hip with your kids: Emo is the air du temps in teenage fashion and music.

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