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English definition of “joking apart/aside”

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?Honesty, openness and sincerity
(Definition of joking apart/aside from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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