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Solve this rebus, and maybe learn a new word.

+phrase+

Hint:

Think of all types of phrases.

Hint 2:

Think positive!

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Appositive phrase

Why?

The plus signs, plus the hint "think positive", may refer to the fact that "positive" is a part of the word "appositive".

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  • $\begingroup$ That's it. That hint was too big... $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 3 '16 at 1:18
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how about

adage

because

Plus signs add, and an adage is a traditional, often philosophical phrase.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope. Nice try. $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 1 '16 at 15:30
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Is it

catchphrase (as the PHRASE is caught between + and +)

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Is it

Paraphrase
Paraphrase is a restatement of the meaning of a text or passage using other words, and here the word Phrase is restated using the plus signs?

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Is it

periphrase ?

Because...

periphrase means : the use of more words than are necessary to express the idea(that's why plus symbols)

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  • $\begingroup$ No... your on the right track. $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 1 '16 at 15:31
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Looks like it is an

additive phrase

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  • $\begingroup$ No... not this. $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 1 '16 at 15:33
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Is it

Prepositional Phrase

Because

Phrase is "between" the + signs and "between" is a preposition

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    $\begingroup$ Closer.... something else. $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 2 '16 at 12:36
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Is it

rephrase

because

+phrase+ so it is like add phrase that is somewhat related to 'rephrase'.

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Is it:

Arithmetic expression.

because...

The mathematical symbols are used in basic arithmetic, and an expression is another word for phrase.

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