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The Memes For those taking it all in stride, the big drop was best captured by gallows humor.
Many students, admissions officers, guidance counselors and teachers reacted to the shutdown with snark and a strong dose of gallows humor.
The familiar tough talk and gallows humor among cops seem achingly poignant when the last days are at hand.
The Washington Post reports: Some White House staffers have turned to impeachment gallows humor.
Amid the biting gallows humor of the show, her execution scene is a truly touching moment.
Steltner, who has served for more than a dozen years as the spokesman for the Berlin state prosecutor, resembles a detective out of classic crime fiction: crisp suit, wavy gray hair and a gallows humor that comes with having seen it all.
With gallows humor, unflinching optimism and steely determination, Thwing takes on each day.
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Definition of gallows humor for English Language Learners
: humor that relates to very serious or frightening things (such as death and illness)
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