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Tongue in cheek

DEFINITION

Playful teasing. Sarcasm. The fact that one has pushed their tongue into their cheek suggests they are trying not to start laughing from their prank.

“He told us a story of meeting a giant when he was a kid. He said it with his tongue firmly in his cheek.”

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