punchline


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punchline

(ˈpʌntʃˌlaɪn)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the culminating part of a joke, funny story, etc, that gives it its humorous or dramatic point
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boring "Then suddenly the rug is pulled from under us when the punchline is different - sometimes completely different, coming out of nowhere, and sometimes very slightly different and nuanced.
'At ano na ang mga bagong uso at punchline sa Philippines ngayon?
IT was the track that struck a chord with The X Factor judges and millions of people across the globe last summer and Aidan Martin will release his very personal track Punchline as a single today.
"I'M A banker, not a gangster!" Maybe you'll have your own punchline to such an indignant cry - though this one was made by a fictional banker, Alex Godman (James Norton), in shiny new eight-part thriller McMafia (BBC1, Monday and Tuesday).
Not that I was focused about how I looked all the time, but it is kind of about that" Model turned actress Cara Delevingne "Croydon isn't so much a place as a punchline" TV's Sue Perkins on the place she hails from "I've got to have my funeral in the afternoon, curtain up 2.30pm, so people can get to the theatre afterwards" Actress Phyllida Law
Croydon isn't so much a place as a punchline TV's Sue Perkins on the place she hails from I've got to have my funeral in the afternoon, curtain up 2.30pm, so people can get to the theatre afterwards Actress Phyllida Law There's a golden rule in politics that no matter how bad it gets, do not be under any illusion that it can't get any worse Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson I always think that there are more strong women in Ambridge than there are in ordinary villages Actress Patricia Greene after 60 years in the cast of The Archers
Reminiscent of newspaper comic strips, each comic has a predictable gag structure with a few panels of set-up and one or two panels featuring the punchline. Simard excels at delivering a strong visual gag.
Then she continued with her punchline: "Now, I know that's an image that doesn't bear thinking about."
He doesn't always want to be just the punchline guy," he said.
But the silence turned to laughter as deadpan Dawn delivered the punchline: "I'd like to take up a massive crack habit in my 80s.