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punch line

noun as in the climax of a joke

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Readers eagerly ate up her candid revelations, no names withheld, about what she experienced on the other side of the coverage that perpetually made punch lines out of her persona, her love life and her body.

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Edith Piaf mournfully lists her mistakes, allowing Front a rare punch-line: “So… you do have some regrets.”

He was a self-made man, and a self-destroyed man—so he wrote his own punch line.

Palin views herself as a “punch of reality” as opposed to a punch line.

The last few years have regrettably made the phrase “Republican pollster” less a job title than a punch line.

Reelecting Gray knowing he could be indicted would once again make the District a punch line for the late-night talk shows.

Phil said, "Because people are—" And then he caught himself and waved his hand and muttered, "I forgot the punch line."

He began to hold back slyly, like a comedian building up the tension before a punch-line.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to punch line, such as: gag line, point, and tag line.

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