thigh-slapper


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Noun1.thigh-slapper - a joke that seems extremely funnythigh-slapper - a joke that seems extremely funny  
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
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To be sure, in the context of the asymmetry between Hamas' 'rocket attacks' and Israel's history of violence against Gaza, the former is a joke - a thigh-slapper, if you wish - since these rockets are more like fireworks that cause more disruption and instil fear than kill and maim.
To be sure, in the context of the asymmetry between Hamas' "rocket attacks" and Israel's history of violence against Gaza, the former is a joke -- a thigh-slapper, if you wish -- since these rockets are more like fireworks that cause more disruption and instil fear than kill and maim.
Maybe in French and to a Frenchman, using the expression "bored to death" in heaven is a real thigh-slapper. There's no accounting for nuance.