Significado de “tongue in cheek” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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tongue in cheek en inglés británico

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tongue in cheek

also with your tongue in your cheek

If you say something tongue in cheek, you intend it to be understood as a joke, although you might appear to be serious:

He said that he was a huge fan of the president, although I suspect it was tongue in cheek.

tongue-in-cheekadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌtʌŋ.ɪnˈtʃiːk/ us /ˌtʌŋ.ɪnˈtʃiːk/

(Definición de tongue in cheek del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

tongue-in-cheek en inglés americano

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tongue-in-cheeknoun, 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.

(Definición de tongue-in-cheek del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)