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    Arrow tongue-n-cheek point

    Hi,

    What does one mean by "tongue-n-cheek point"?
    And how and in which contexts can we use this idiom/phrase in a sentence?

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    Default Re: tongue-n-cheek point

    How would one use tongue n cheek in casual conversation? a few examples, please.

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    Default Re: tongue-n-cheek point

    Quote Originally Posted by greenisgood View Post
    How would one use tongue n cheek in casual conversation? a few examples, please.
    Note the spelling in Soup's link. It's not 'tongue-n-cheek', though it may well have found its way onto the web in that form, by way of people who don't know what it means. 'Tongue and cheek' doesn't mean anything, except in the context of cold meats.

    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.'

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