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earworm

Meaning: a song that repeats annoyingly in one's head

For example:

  • I've got this damn earworm in my head and no matter how much I try I can't get the damn song to go away.

  • The only way to get rid of an earworm is to hear another song and start thinking of that one instead.

Quick Quiz:

Terry says she's got an earworm. She's got
  1. a worm in her ear
  2. a tiny pet snake
  3. a song in her head

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