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How can you use the expression tongue in cheek?


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Answered 2009-01-30 17:48:37

This expression means stated with insincerity, irony or playful exaggeration. When Dad said he was glad that Mom's parents were coming to visit and staying for a whole week, he meant it tongue in cheek.

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