joking aside

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of joking aside

used to introduce a serious statement that follows a humorous statement
  • It looks like this is a job for Superman! But joking aside, 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

aside play
  1. : to or toward the side

  2. : away from others or into privacy

  3. : out of the way especially for future use : away

  1. : an utterance not meant to be heard by someone

  2. : a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed : digression

  1. : beyond, past


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