lame joke

lame joke

A joke that is deemed (often by the listener) to be corny or otherwise not amusing. A: "Come on, isn't that funny?" B: "It's kind of a lame joke, Mom." My date clearly thinks he's hilarious, but all I heard was a bunch of lame jokes.
See also: joke, lame
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So instead of answering the question, I suspect most abortion supporters would follow Busy Phillips' lead--make a lame joke about playing a doctor on television but not being one in reality, and then offer up the same old pro-abortion talking point.
TRYING to laugh off the disaster of a no-deal Brexit as a lame joke is all right for the braying Brexiteers in the Tory Cabinet.
Someone stole your food?" I tried to cheer her up with a lame joke.
Pipes then gave way to vapour chambers which seem to be the hottest thing or rather the coldest thing(lame joke, I know) on the market.
He told me: "Racing needs its superstars to appear at the track as often as possible", and I made a lame joke about popping down most weeks.
Ryan decides to leave, breaking his ma's heart; while Owen's scam sounds like a lame joke about car insurance: stealing Phelan's Wheels.
The nation was waiting for one of his trademark howlers and the best he can do is a lame joke about Annabel Goldie's tartan pants.
But he hit a particularly creepy low when he decided to distort a lame joke lamely delivered by Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.
In college I heard a joke that asked, "How many community college students does it take to change a tire?" and answered, "Only one, but they'd get three hours credit for it." While I was trying to decide whether even to give a fake smile at this lame joke, I was reminded that community colleges are often seen as an easy route through college courses.
Joe Starrs, Bonnybridge, and Rab Picken, Essex, phoned in with the same lame joke.
London Mayor Boris Johnson was so perplexed by the concept recently he made a lame joke about it.
"It will be bringing me Moscow's gold." Lpez Obrador then mocks Javier Lozano, one of the PRI's spokesmen, who this week warned against possible Russian intervention in Mexico's electoral process." I am now Andres Manuelovich," he says with a chuckle before adding a rather lame joke about a parrot he owns.
He told me: "Racing needs its superstars to appear at the track as often as possible", and made a lame joke about popping down most weeks.
RAY: This reminds me of the old lame joke about the guy who was almost out of gas, so he drove home fast, hoping to get there before he ran out.