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tongue-in-cheek

noun, adjective  us   /ˈtʌŋ·ɪnˈtʃik/
intended to be understood as a joke, although often seeming serious: He made some tongue-in-cheek comment about being very busy cleaning his house.
Translations of “tongue-in-cheek”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開玩笑地, 說著玩地…
in Russian иронический, в шутку…
in Turkish şaka yollu, biraz alaylı, içten olmayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开玩笑地, 说着玩地…
in Polish żartobliwy, żartem…
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