no joke

Definition of no joke

:a serious situation
  • Being lost in the woods is no joke.

Word by Word Definitions

joke play
  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


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serious difficulty or misfortune

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