One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not intended seriously; as a joke.‘remember when you meet the press to say that your speech was all in fun’
playful, in jest, joking, jokey, as a joke, tongue in cheek, light-hearted, high-spirited, unserious, facetious, flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, for a laughView synonyms
- ‘I heard it was said in fun and jest, but until I talk to him, I really don't know.’
- ‘Sure it's a bit corny and the plots are thin as well worn blue jeans, but it's all in fun, and the visitors seem to take it that way.’
- ‘They weren't arguing seriously, it was all in fun.’
- ‘The first five were friends from school teasing him in fun or scorning him with contempt.’
- ‘There were some fire extinguishers, there was a séance, there was some table-drumming, but it was all in fun.’
- ‘It's a joke and all in fun, but the teasing used to hurt me.’
- ‘Yes the ‘north/south jokes’ are always in evidence but it is mostly in fun and on the odd occasion it isn't who cares?’
- ‘The pair of them normally sat close together to taunt or tease one another in fun, but neither of them even looked the other's way.’
- ‘Most people shrugged - all in fun anyway, right?’
- ‘Of course it was all in fun and another parish ceremony to celebrate the new millennium and the coming of Christianity.’
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