ˌstanding ˈjoke

noun [C]
something that happens regularly that a particular group of people find funny

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  • standing joke — standing jokes N COUNT: usu sing If something is a standing joke among a group of people, they often make jokes about it. Her precision has become a standing joke with her colleagues …   English dictionary

  • standing joke — noun count something that happens regularly that a particular group of people find funny: They always spell his name wrong. It s a standing joke …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • standing joke — ► NOUN ▪ something regularly causing amusement or provoking ridicule …   English terms dictionary

  • standing joke — noun A subject that raises a laugh whenever it is mentioned • • • Main Entry: ↑stand …   Useful english dictionary

  • standing joke — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms standing joke : singular standing joke plural standing jokes something that happens regularly that a particular group of people find funny They always spell his name wrong. It s a standing joke …   English dictionary

  • standing joke — noun A laughing matter amongst a group of people, about something customary. The two aunts laughed heartily , too, for Gabriels solicitude was a standing joke with them. The Dead , by James Joyce …   Wiktionary

  • standing joke — noun something regularly causing amusement or provoking ridicule …   English new terms dictionary

  • joke — 1 noun (C) 1 STH FUNNY something that you say or do to make people laugh, especially a funny story or trick: Do you know any good jokes? | Don t get mad it was only a joke! | crack/make a joke (=say something funny) | tell a joke (=tell a short… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • standing — stand|ing1 [ˈstændıŋ] adj [only before noun] 1.) permanently agreed or arranged ▪ You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service. standing invitation (=permission to visit someone whenever you like) a standing army (=a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • standing — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 permanently agreed or arranged: You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service. | standing invitation (=permission to visit someone whenever you like) 2 standing order(s) a) an agreement to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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