First Known Use of tongue-in-cheek
tongue in cheek
Definition of tongue in cheek
Examples of tongue in cheek in a Sentence
The whole interview was done tongue in cheek.
Recent Examples of tongue in cheek from the Web
Graves' effort was somewhat tongue in cheek, judging from the banter at the committee meeting.
These remarks may have been tongue in cheek, but in late 2015, Adelson did, in fact, make a move to become a player in U.S. media.
The hotel, which reopened in 2016 after a $125 million renovation and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, takes a tongue in cheek approach to its sordid past.
However, those quotes were believed to have been made tongue in cheek, and Hazard has already gone on record in the recent past about how Conte have markedly improved his game during the Italian's time at the helm.
While tongue in cheek, these comparisons constitute some of the highest praise in sports—reserved for elite competitors who operate with robotic efficiency.
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First Known Use of tongue in cheek
TONGUE-IN-CHEEK Defined for English Language Learners
tongue in cheek
Definition of tongue in cheek for English Language Learners
: in a way that is not serious and that is meant to be funny
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