all kidding aside




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - all kidding aside

"all kidding aside"

speaking seriously

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all kidding 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 kidding 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 kidding 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 kidding 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 kidding aside - Usage:

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all kidding aside - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for all kidding aside.




all kidding aside - Examples:

1)  Clearly, something is amiss in Cupertino. All kidding aside, Wall Street has truly been concerned about Apple's performance lately. 

2)  ... that I never had the chance to do on an ordinary city road. All kidding aside, it was really great to see how well the vehicle handles.

3)  They need to keep them away from the microphones. All kidding aside, I wonder what has happened to him? He seems to have completely ...

4)  ... be the permanent spot for hippies who grew up and got a job. All kidding aside, it's a really nice place to hang out in. 

5)  ... from spinning around, I just stood there like a dunce. But all kidding aside, I think I may have found a new hobby. First Zumba, ...

6)  I guess 5-8 years out came a little bit soon. All kidding aside, you serve as a wonderful example of how each one of us can ...

7)  ... credit for the longest single sentence post ever... not even a comma! All kidding aside - your sentiment and your obvious love of the series comes through loud and ...

8)  And a bonus performance from the recently cloned John Denver! All kidding aside, the cancellation of the record fair is a financial disaster for us: ...

9)  Find a guy who will trust her? All kidding aside right.... just because you have a momentary indiscretion doesn't mean people think ...

10)  ... you would have likely traded it in by now. Okay, all kidding aside, there are a number of good reasons to really, seriously consider upgrading ...

11)  ... lot of local fish clubs - "Have net, will travel." All kidding aside, there are some things to be learned from this experience. Foremost, ...

12)  So they tried it themselves, the rest is history. All kidding aside (an there are some funny parodies here) the fact that they would ...

13)  Super Dad, and I'm dying to prove it to myself. All kidding aside, I am really looking forward to connecting with some friends from last year ...

14)  ... you must be living in an alternative universe of some kind! But all kidding aside I do have a more serious point.

15)  Maybe Mark should have called him a "Weiner" instead. All kidding aside, the office of our president deserves respect even when the man himself does ...

16)  ... on me that the press is here," he joked. "All kidding aside, these guys have left us in a God-awful place."

17)  ... time to escape and bring down her secret operation. You know, all kidding aside, having an opposing political viewpoint from me is a total deal-breaker.

18)  ... gets teeth off the table and puts them in) Well, sonny... All kidding aside, I'm 58 years old and I've enjoyed gaming since I was ...

19)  ... the co-pilot seat of a plane that's already on auto-pilot. All kidding aside, at the end of the day, if we say we believe in ...

20)  Know What You Want. My favorite customers, all kidding aside, are the ones who come in with a list. They know exactly ...