joking aside

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Definition of joking aside

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

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“Joking aside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joking%20aside. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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