running joke/gag


: a joke/gag that is repeated many times in slightly different ways

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It's been a running joke at practice between Derby City Distillers owner and head coach Akoy Agau and his players that the former Louisville men’s basketball forward still has enough left in the tank to suit up and take the court with them during a game. The Courier-Journal, 31 May 2023 In a running joke, the band kept up their banter with bartender Liam Davenport. James Sullivan,, 29 Mar. 2023 The sexist running joke is that, like MCU supervillain Thanos with the Infinity Stones, Harvey is collecting boyfriends. Ineye Komonibo,, 22 Jan. 2023 Last year’s race angered runners, became a running joke in the city and made national headlines. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2023 The running joke between Loyola Maryland women’s lacrosse coach Jen Adams and sophomore attacker Georgia Latch is that Adams recruited her fellow Australian in part to improve an accent that was sounding increasingly American. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 21 Apr. 2023 But Beau has a way of self-sabotaging, which becomes a running joke in a movie that inflicts the trials of Job upon a character who starts out from a far less stable place. Peter Debruge, Variety, 10 Apr. 2023 Ahead of the program’s first A-Day game of the Freeze era, here are five things to keep an eye on Saturday: MVP watch For a stretch a handful of years ago, there was a running joke that A-Day MVP honors were akin to the Madden curse or winning the Par 3 contest at The Masters. Tom Green |, al, 8 Apr. 2023 The final name came from a running joke between the band and Chris Adamson, the roadie whose voice opens the album. Al Shipley, SPIN, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Running joke/gag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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