one-liner one-liner

Definition(s):

  • (n) a one-line joke

Usage(s):

  1. But he flexed his ability to intimidate Romney as needed, usually with an arch one-liner that was 35 mean-spirited and 25 light gag.
  2. Pronounced with a grin at a Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony, Silvio Berlusconi's one-liner-of-the-week was a masterstroke of political damage control, all'italiano.
  3. It can also double as a rapid-fire trivia game, offering viewers two seconds of material or less to name the movie in which the one-liner appears.

News

  1. Wednesday afternoon one-liners

    Meandering our way through the offseason, a single one-liner at a time… – The loss of superstars leaves West Virginia’s 2013 offense in open-audition mode. – The NCAA with a heart and (gasp!) common sense? From the Tupelo Daily Journal: “Ole Miss was granted a release by the NCAA for quarterback Bo Wallace to pass in…
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk

  2. Tuesday afternoon one-liners

    Meandering our way through the offseason, a single one-liner at a time… – A waterfall (not pictured) is coming to the football locker rooms of the Mal Moore Athletic Facility as part of a $9 million renovation. – The Anderson Independent Mail writes that Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is poised for a record-breaking season.…
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk

  3. Monday morning one-liners

    Meandering our way through the offseason, a single one-liner at a time… – Gina Mizell of the Daily Oklahoman takes a look at what Mike Gundy looks for when filling coaching vacancies. – In a rather significant move for Vol Nation, ex-Tennessee great Eric Berry signs off on Butch Jones‘ approach on Rocky Top. –…
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk

Quotes

  1. "This is a glib one-liner to say that our wealth is entirely due to the resources boom," Howard told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "I reject entirely the argument that it's all about China."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "My one-liner to him is 'Look, man, I think your music needs to be heard by more ears than it has. I've heard it. I love it. Anybody I've ever turned on to your music ends up loving it,'" McConaughey tells Rolling Stone.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Matthew McConaughey Source: Just Jared (blog)

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