comedy of manners

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
comedy of mannersˌcomedy of ˈmanners noun (plural comedies of manners) [countable] APTa play, film, or television programme that shows how silly people’s behaviour is or can be
Examples from the Corpus
comedy of mannersFive minutes later, and this comedy of manners was all over.Elizabeth goes in mocking pursuit with the husband in this comedy of manners.