from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short joke or witticism, usually expressed in a single sentence.
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- n. a short joke, especially one of a single sentence
- n. a short remark intended as a sound bite
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- n. a one-line joke
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Today, a virtual breakdown board is used and is known as a one-liner.
But he disarmed those doubts with a crisp one-liner in the second debate.
She could think of only one conventional one-liner ever made by Lee – and he'd bought it from another comedian for a quid.
But he opens with a one-liner from his Daily Beast piece: "I've already said that when I die I want to be cremated and the ashes scattered in Rick Perry's hair."
In walkthroughs, in meetings, in the cafeteria, on the bus, Martin's teammates know there is always a quip coming, some one-liner that makes them forget for a moment how monumental their next task is.
This one-liner vehicle driven by William Shatner and based on a Twitter feed of the same name petered out in one season; the original feed forges on with about 3 million followers.
He is talking about a family with many profound paradoxes -- a father who was an apartheid-era censor, Pieter's heritage that is both Jewish and Afrikaans hence the famous one-liner 'I belong to both chosen people', and his early years on the fringe in a brutal Calvinist culture.
This one-liner was the strongest and most genuine emotional connection shared by a Republican candidate in addressing Latinos.
The one-liner, he says, was "invented, or at any rate brought to the forefront, by Benjamin Franklin."
"One of the great contributions that America has made to civilization," he deadpans, "is the one-liner."