Definition of standing joke
: something that often happens or is said or done that the people in a group think is funny It's a standing joke at the office.
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: not yet cut or harvested
: upright on the feet or base : erect
: not flowing : stagnant
: a place to stand in : location
: a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties
: length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilege
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