something that is familiar to two or more people and gives them continual amusement
Something that is always funny even though it is often repeated. For example, Mary’s “Dennis who?” when her husband is mentioned is a standing joke around here. This idiom employs standing in the sense of “established” or “regular,” a usage dating from the mid-1500s.
noun, Military. 1. standard operating procedure. standard operating procedure noun 1. a set of fixed instructions or steps for carrying out usually routine operations. Abbreviation: SOP.
noun 1. Military. (formerly) a general order always in force in a command and establishing uniform procedures for it; standard operating procedure. 2. standing orders, Parliamentary Procedure. the rules ensuring continuity of procedure during the meetings of an assembly. standing order noun 1. Also called banker’s order. an instruction to a bank by a depositor […]
noun 1. rib roast. noun 1. a cut of beef taken from the small end of the ribs and containing a large rib eye and two or more ribs.
noun, Nautical. 1. rigging remaining permanently in position as a means of steadying various spars, shrouds, stays, etc. (contrasted with running rigging). standing rigging noun 1. the stays, shrouds, and other more or less fixed, though adjustable, wires and ropes that support the masts of a sailing vessel Compare running rigging