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standing joke

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
something that a particular group of people are familiar with and laugh about often, especially in an unkind way: The fact that Debbie is always late has become a standing joke among her friends.
Translations of “standing joke”
in Chinese (Traditional) 長期的笑柄, (尤指惡意的)經常拿來取笑的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长期的笑柄, (尤指恶意的)经常拿来取笑的事…
(Definition of standing joke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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