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What does one mean by "tongue-n-cheek point"?
And how and in which contexts can we use this idiom/phrase in a sentence?
How would one use tongue n cheek in casual conversation? a few examples, please.
Imagine you are saying something that is untrue in a way that amuses you, but you want the person you're speaking to to believe it. You brace your cheek with the tip of your tongue, to keep yourself from laughing: tongue-in-cheek.
'I don't know why we're doing it this way. I know it was my idea in the first place, but it was only a tongue-in-cheek suggestion, and I didn't honestly think anyone would take me seriously.'