something that is familiar to two or more people and gives them continual amusement
It caused a great deal of merriment, and was a standing joke for some time.
But the likeness was remarkable, nevertheless, and it grew to be a standing joke with us.
"Miss Smith's Sermon," with its whimsical protest against feminine activities, was a standing joke in those distant days.
Miss Deveen laughed—as if the matter were a standing joke in her mind.
That boat and its dreaming builder were the standing joke of the time.
And it was a standing joke for years among them, that, when first p. 57Mr.
The figure I cut in these unsuitable garments was so ludicrous that it was a standing joke among the clerks in the office.
His complete ignorance of nautical matters became a standing joke.
It was something of a standing joke that King Gustaf would probably outlast the pyramids, providing the pyramids lived in Sweden.
The fat man is the universal goat; he is humanity's standing joke.