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all joking aside

Also, all kidding aside. Seriously, as in I know I said I'd quit, but all joking aside this job is too much for one person, or All kidding aside, I hate to lose at croquet. This phrase often accompanies a joking statement.

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Related Words for all joking aside

passionately, sincerely, earnestly, vigorously, actively, gravely, down, intently, resolutely, sedately, soberly, solemnly, zealously, determinedly, fervently, purposefully, sternly