all joking aside

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - all joking aside

"all joking aside"

speaking seriously


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all joking aside

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Looks like you are in trouble with this hot-shot new junior associate. He has amazing skills in the same areas as you. I guess you should start looking for a new job.

Colleague 2:  You are joking, right?  Do you really think I should fear for my job?

Colleague 1:  Well, all joking aside, it wouldn't be a bad idea to take a course or do a study of one of your specialties, just to keep management aware of your continued dedication and viability.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - all joking aside

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  My hair is driving me crazy. Maybe I should just shave my head and donate my hair to charity.

Friend 2:  Ha, ha. Think of all the money you could save on shampoo and conditioner. But seriously?

Friend 1All joking aside, I think it is time for a big change. I am seriously considering cutting my hair really short. It would be so much easier to keep.

all joking aside - Usage:


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all joking aside - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for all joking aside.

all joking aside - Examples:

1)  ... same tongue-in-cheek quality as the AP report on the SMH site. However, all joking aside, it's great that kids are learning about copyright and infringement.

2)  ... if you pay peanuts, don't be surprised when you attract monkeys! All joking aside, finding brilliant people is not easy, but in today's competitive business ...

3)  ... that time when the world cools down and chills for a bit. All joking aside, Winter is a really pretty season.

4)  I like how my hair turned out pretty Priscilla yeah? All joking aside, top shelf performance. Truly. 

5)  Of what?! Of what?! Of what?! All joking aside, I am mildly relieved Romney didn't win, albeit more disappointed that ...

6)  "Ahhhh, aren't you glad that's not us?" All joking aside, I'm serious. Disney is one of the best places on earth ...

7)  So if this post sucks... it's your own fault! All joking aside, there are tough days when you start a venture like this in such ...

8)  ... our shares as we unload long positions or sell Apple short? All joking aside, the charts below clearly show some very interesting information you can not afford ...

9)  The problem I have with labelling sexuality, all joking aside, is that every person's sexuality is as individual as the rest of ...

10)  Another lifetime needed to do them justice. All joking aside I will be exploring Osaka with your book in tow, ...

11)  ... want your opinion, we'll beat it out of you. OK, all joking aside, who cares what you think? Socially backwards according to whom?

12)  ... of the videogame industry aghast at such an appalling point of view. All joking aside, however, Midwood does make a pertinent point about the industry. 

13)  ... you with the whining, somebody call the Waahmbulance. Seriously though all joking aside, I honestly do not know what you were expecting of this game.

14)  ... hot wash to make it a little bit smaller).  All joking aside, Gotch has big boots to fill and I believe the decision to allow ...

15)  ... my head gear down, dejected. Raising children on your own. All joking aside, there are days when it just feels like we get everything wrong and ...

16)  ... leaving a trail of spell-checking chaos in its wake, Dishonored. All joking aside, Dishonored was one of the most hyped games of the year. 

17)  The Balinese just love mixing water and electricity! Actually, all joking aside, an Australian teenager was killed in Kuta after touching the pole of a ...

18)  ... bank account we have to be able to prove where it came from. All joking aside, what kind of idiots to they think they are dealing with. 

19)  How old is this woman? Is she for real? All joking aside I think her comments are quite insulting and she is to be pitied, ...

20)  From what I know (all joking aside) takes a bit of skill to use stuff like that.