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ripsnorter

An exceptionally funny joke. My dad told a ripsnorter at dinner last night that had us in stitches for hours. The stand-up comic got some good laughs throughout her whole show, but she had one ripsnorter toward the end that had the entire audience hooting and cheering.

ripsnorter

Rur. a remarkable person or thing; a hilarious joke. Old Fred is a real ripsnorter. Her new car is a rip-snorter, I tell you. Let me tell you a ripsnorter about a farmer and his cow.

rip snorter

n. a remarkable person or thing; a hilarious joke. (Folksy.) Old Fred is a real rip snorter.
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I was under the impression that an FK Vetra was a reasonably priced hatchback, not quite with the ripsnorting acceleration of, say, the Ford Focus but a decent little motor nonetheless.
HUNTER has written a ripsnorting, well researched novel about Britain's naval campaign against Revolutionary France.
The fourth set was nip and tuck until the fifth game when Murray put Haas in trouble with some ripsnorting returns.
Besides which, there's no chance of ever actually being able to use all that ripsnorting performance on the road without losing your licence or having an accident.
Among those, Andy Warhol's 1981 silkscreen mug shot of a ripsnorting Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West from the 1939 movie stood out.
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Ripsnorting night of drum and bass in memory of the late Kemistry.
But the most crackling cavalier character of 'em all has to be Sharpe's sidekick Frederickson, played with ripsnorting relish by Philip Whitchurch.