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standing jokenoun [C usually singular]

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