She was convinced that Margaret had fixed on a person whose name she could not bear with composure to become a standing joke
Her loquacity was a standing joke
between them, and he answered:
Language cannot describe the anxieties, experiences, and exertions which Jo underwent that morning, and the dinner she served up became a standing joke
He had a notion it must have been a certain Member of Parliament of illustrious parentage and unconventional sympathies, which were the standing joke
of the comic papers.
A standing joke
in the two bureaus was the question whether he wore corsets, and bets depended on it.
This being one of the standing jokes
between the old fellows and Tim, they all three laughed very heartily, and might have laughed much longer, but that the brothers, seeing that Mrs Nickleby was labouring to express her feelings, and was really overwhelmed by the happiness of the time, took her between them, and led her from the room under pretence of having to consult her on some most important arrangements.
Go into the Court of Chancery yonder and ask what is one of the standing jokes
that brighten up their business sometimes, and they will tell you that the best joke they have is the man from Shropshire.
He said: "There's a standing joke
in the club - every Valentine's Day for the last seven years he's taken us away.
He smiled when he said the standing joke
was that you would always know if your girlfriend had been with an American if you found a piece of chewing gum stuck behind her ear the next day
But we can reveal that far from being sad, the tree has now become a standing joke
in the town.
It became a standing joke
if he called - I'd just say "how much?
His new book, Vegetable Perfection, shows how to turn veg into a mealtime centrepiece and he says: "There's a standing joke
in many kitchens that any vegetarian dish can be improved with bacon, but the reality is that it shows ignorance of the options and flavours vegetables can produce.
We must be the most disorganised people on the planet and it actually became a standing joke
It was a standing joke
with a colleague that, after impact test results from one particular consultancy project, we politely declined green hard hats on factory visits.
It has been a long standing joke
between the couple that they are like Shrek and Fiona, from the animated comedy film featuring the voices of Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz.