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be a joke

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a jokebe a jokeinformalSTUPID/NOT SENSIBLE to be completely useless, stupid, or unreasonable 🔊 The whole meeting was a joke. joke
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be a jokeI wasn't entirely sure whether he was joking or not.Nerf Herder is a joke band.Some of this is very serious, and some of it is joking around.When women do confront sexism, the glib reply is often that it is a joke.It is a joke and I told Wilkinson so.The Window Rock Tribal Jail is a joke to criminals and police officials alike.Here two young men were joking with a gun.Well, there are jokes about yeast infections, frostbite, liver transplants and cereal variety packs.
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