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standing joke

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Definition of standing joke in English:

noun

Something that regularly causes amusement or provokes ridicule: we used to tease her about it and it became a standing joke it was a standing joke that if he walked into the office the phone would go
More example sentences
  • That last bit is a standing joke aimed at her mother.
  • One of the standing jokes through this book is Yanofsky's terrible track record.
  • It's a standing joke that the more morphine I took, the more visually exciting it got.

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