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it's a joke
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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Did you see the smaller recycling bins? - Yes. It's a joke. Nothing fits in there.¿Viste los nuevos recipientes de reciclaje más pequeños? - Sí. ¡Qué ridículo! No cabe nada ahí.
Whenever the governor passes a new law, it's a joke.Cada vez que el gobernador aprueba una ley nueva no vale de nada.
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