What does 'Tongue in cheek' mean?
If something is tongue in cheek, it isn't serious or meant to be taken seriously.
- Category: Body and bodily functions
Idioms similar to 'Tongue in cheek'
- Turn the other cheek
- Cheek by jowl
- On the tip of your tongue
- Bite your tongue
- Slip of the tongue
- Hold your tongue
- Speak with a forked tongue
- A still tongue keeps a wise head
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