Tongue-in-Cheek

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Envisioned in an humorous way; not much of seriousness; dishonest; mocking

Etymology:

  • An English humorist of the mid 19th came up with the idea of this expression. It’d be a bit difficult for you to say something if your tongue is in your cheek. Poking the cheek is often done by people whenever they’re willing to show their expression of insincere remarks and kidding act. It is basically an expression of the face that means kidding or joke.
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You aren’t required to be concerned about her words because she was mainly meaning it tongue-in-cheek.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Tongue-in-Cheek':

tongue-in-cheekNot intended seriously; jocular or humorous.
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