with (one's) tongue in (one's) cheek

idiom

: in a way that is not serious and that is meant to be funny
talking with his tongue in his cheek

Examples of with (one's) tongue in (one's) cheek in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Watters often plays his role as provocateur with tongue in cheek and is prone to making outrageous statements. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2023 Dog stories revolved around displays of hunting prowess by these beloved partners and the friendly and amusing banter that involves grandiose accomplishments told with tongue in cheek. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2022

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“With (one's) tongue in (one's) cheek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20%28one%27s%29%20tongue%20in%20%28one%27s%29%20cheek. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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