Idiom: no joke
Idiom: no joke
- used to say something is a serious matter (and not something to laugh about)
- I’m sorry but this is no joke—I suggest you stop laughing and listen to me carefully or I’ll call your parents.
- If you're planning on studying economics you need to understand it's no joke and you'll have to study a lot to do well.
- No joke, my professor was caught naked with a student in his classroom and they've put him on leave pending an investigation.
- I swear this is no joke: my sister won the 200 million Powerball lottery last night.
- Your grades this semester are no joke. If you want to continue to play sports, you'll need to get all A's and B's on your midterm exams.
- That rash I got was no joke. The doctor has ordered additional tests and it's possible I may have Lyme disease.
- No joke, my dad got a new job and we're moving to Greece in July.
- You think this is funny? Bullying someone who's got a disability is no joke and the student you harassed tried to take his life last night.
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