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Consider the question:

What is/are the meaning and connotations of this phrase?

Clearly you would say:

What is the meaning of this phrase?

What are connotations of this phrase?

and obviously you could just restructure the sentence to avoid the ambiguity:

What is the meaning of this phrase, and what are it's connotations?

But supposing you want to use the original phrase, which form of the verb is correct? Is there a correct form?

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