no kidding

idiom

Definition of no kidding

informal
1 used to emphasize the truth of a statementNo kidding, the test is tomorrow.
2 used to ask if a statement is really true"The test is tomorrow." "No kidding?"
3 used to show surprise or interest in what has been said"My brother got engaged last month." "No kidding! That's great news!" often used in an ironic way in response to a statement that is regarded as very obvious"If we don't start going faster, we're not going to finish on time." "Gee, no kidding."

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“No kidding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no%20kidding. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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