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    What is the meaning of "absolute joke" in this sentence?

    Hi everyone!
    2 detectives are walking beside a gutter in a TV series called "Bosch", One of them says : They've done a good job down here. Long way to go, but not the absolute joke it used to be. And the other one says: Still a giant concrete gutter.

    I don't know the meaning of the "Long way to go, but not the absolute joke it used to be."

    Thank you for your time

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    Re: What is the meaning of "absolute joke" in this sentence?

    "Two detectives ..."
    An 'absolute joke' is quite the opposite of being a joke. (It's ironic). It's a disaster, a very bad situation/condition. "A long way to go" means that they still have a lot of work to do before it's a good situation. But it isn't the disaster it used to be.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "absolute joke" in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Two detectives ..."
    An 'absolute joke' is quite the opposite of being a joke. (It's ironic). It's a disaster, a very bad situation/condition. "A long way to go" means that they still have a lot of work to do before it's a good situation. But it isn't the disaster it used to be.
    Thanks a lot ;)

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