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a knee-slapper

A hilarious joke, especially one that evokes loud and prolonged laughter. My uncle told me a real knee-slapper the other day! Do you want to hear it?
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Boy, was this a knee-slapper, punctuated by overly forced guffaws, darting glances, and seat-squirming so characteristic of those who doth protest too much.
None of the rest of us in the class considered the anecdote a knee-slapper, but we understood what he meant.
The song, depending on how loose you are, is either a hand-clapper, toe-tapper, knee-slapper, boot-stomper, or if you're really feeling it, a chest-thumper.
Ohh, please: That's a knee-slapper - Geraldo Rivera is calling for an end to misrepresentation and exploitation on TV talk shows.
As restaged by company co-artistic director Art Manke, the 1660s French play (its rhyming couplets wittily translated to English by former poet laureate Richard Wilbur) is a real knee-slapper.
Every reviewer shared several knee-slappers and scenarios from the book.
For the present-day reader brought up on such knee-slappers as "The mother named her ranch Focus because it's where the sons raise meat", Thoreau's punning is undeniably bland.
Charva fashions should be recognised by Europe as a local dress, similar to Swiss Alpine horn yodellers and German knee-slappers.