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standing joke

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstanding jokestanding jokeJOKEsomething that happens often and that people make jokes about The whole incident became a standing joke between us. standing
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standing jokeHe'd been so much taller than her for such a long time that it had become a standing joke.It had been a standing joke.It is a standing joke between them, he hopes, how sophisticated their boy is.A bad mistake, as this became a standing joke for the rest of the week.It was something of a standing joke that she lived up to her Libran indecisiveness.It became a standing joke that we would eventually work together, and then one day it became serious.
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