rib-tickler


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rib-tick·ling

 (rĭb′tĭk′lĭng)
adj. Slang
Causing much laughter; very amusing: rib-tickling entertainment.

rib′-tick′ler n.
rib′-tick·ling·ly adv.

rib-tickler

n
a very amusing joke or story
Translations

rib-tickler

[ˈrɪbˈtɪkləʳ] N (Brit) → chiste m desternillante

rib-tickler

n (hum inf) it’s a real rib-ticklerdas ist die reinste Zwerchfellmassage (inf)
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The Beano asked 2000 kids to name their top rib-tickler and found the old gags were still the best.
The Beano asked 2,000 children to name their top rib-tickler and found the old ones were still the best ones.
We've got Bill Nighy in Simon Pegg's original bone-crunching rib-tickler. No cheapshot spoof, it's actually scarily funny.
In this festive rib-tickler, the first of a two-part special, the unlucky-in-love shop owner has received two proposals of marriage.
Horatio Chapple |who was killed on an adventure holiday Not an obvious rib-tickler perhaps but he did have a posh name - Horatio Chapple - and he did go to this country's most famous public school so I guess the headline: 'Eton by bear?
Johannesburg, Dec 13 ( ANI ): South African television broadcaster SuperSport has fallen foul of coach Duncan Fletcher and others in the Indian cricket team management over repeat coverage of the 'rib-tickler' star batsman Virat Kohli received from Proteas strike bowler Dale Steyn, according to reports.
It promises to show the ranting rib-tickler in a much calmer, more chilled-out light.
Thought to be the first rib-tickler ever attempted by Sir Albert, it went like this: "Mike Whitby has presided over so many white elephants recently, I'msurprisedhehasn'tgotshares in Dudley Zoo!" This is on a par with Gordon Brown doingastand-upsessionatMartinMullaney's comedy club.Who, I wonder, is writing Sir Albert's jokes?
Knotty Ash's much-loved rib-tickler has been dropped from his regular Christmas slot at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham - a theatre where he began his career.
It doesn't sound like a rib-tickler but neither did his last play The Lodger, about a lonely middle aged man who becomes obsessed with the pretty young woman who moves into his house.
IF you take the mickey out of other people's movies, the least you can do is ensure that your own is a real rib-tickler.
"I have not trodden on anyone's toes-I've made a point not to," stresses Tinkler, as he keenly looks forward to the launch of a volume which he hopes will prove a rib-tickler, if nothing else, for all those who read it.