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be no joke

informal
to be serious or difficult: It's no joke driving on icy roads.
Translations of “be no joke”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不是鬧著玩的, 不是輕而易舉的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不是闹着玩儿的, 不是轻而易举的事…
(Definition of be no joke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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