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I am not sure if the underlined is replaceable with " on a serious note" and what exactly does "note" mean?
- People tend to be on a serious side today
Thank you in advance.
The expression with note is used when a speaker wishes to turn a conversation/discussion which has been fairly light in tone in a more serious direction.
A: Our works canteen is going to be run by a catering company from Hamburg.
B: Oh, so we'll be getting hamburgers for lunch every day.
A: I hope not! On a more serious note, the canteen has been heavily subsidised in recent years, and we need to consider whether we can afford to carry on like this.