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English definition of “joking apart/aside”

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joking apart/aside

said when you want to start speaking seriously about something after making jokes and laughing about it: Joking apart, will you be able to manage on your own?
Translations of “joking apart/aside”
in Chinese (Traditional) 言歸正傳,說正經的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 言归正传,说正经的…
(Definition of joking apart/aside from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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