surely you jest

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of surely you jest

formal + old-fashioned
used to say that one must be joking
  • You voted for him? Surely you jest.

Word by Word Definitions

surely play
  1. : in a sure manner:

  2. : without danger or risk of injury or loss : safely

  3. : with assurance : confidently

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

jest play
  1. : a joking or mocking remark

  2. : prank

  3. : a ludicrous circumstance or incident

  1. : to make jokes or jests : to say things intended to be humorous


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