funny as a crutch

(as) funny as a crutch

Not funny or amusing at all. Yeah, cancer is about as funny as a crutch, huh? Bob has been so morbid lately. Everything he says is as funny as a crutch. A: "I'm not too interested in seeing that comedian's latest special." B: "Yeah, I don't know why he's going to talk about the economic recession—we all know that's funny as a crutch."
See also: crutch, funny
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*funny as a crutch

not funny at all. (Sarcastic. *Also: as ~.) Your trick is about as funny as a crutch. Nobody thought it was funny. The lame joke Ron told was as funny as a crutch, and we all yawned.
See also: crutch, funny
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