joking apart

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of joking apart

British
used to introduce a serious statement that follows a humorous statement
  • It looks like this is a job for Superman! But joking apart, this is a serious problem and we're going to need help.

Word by Word Definitions

joke play joking
  1. : something said or done to provoke laughter

  2. : the humorous or ridiculous element in something

  3. : an instance of jesting : kidding

  1. : to make jokes : jest

  2. : to make the object of a joke : kid

apart play
  1. : at a little distance

  2. : away from one another in space or time

  3. : as a separate unit : independently

  1. : separate, isolated

  2. : holding different opinions : divided


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