Meaning of “beyond a joke” in the English Dictionary

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"beyond a joke" in British English

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beyond a joke

mainly UK If something is beyond a joke, it has stopped being funny and is now a serious matter:

I used to think he was funny, but his behaviour has now gone way beyond a joke.

(Definition of “beyond a joke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)