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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 America's greatest lover, although I suspect it was tongue in cheek.
Translations of “tongue in cheek”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開玩笑地, 說著玩地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开玩笑地, 说着玩地…
(Definition of tongue in cheek from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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