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Ironically: “The critic's remarks of praise were uttered strictly tongue-in-cheek.”
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby tongue-in-cheek
tongue cover, tongued, tongue depressor, tonguefish, tongue graft, tongue-in-cheek, tongue-lash, Tongue River, tongue sole, tongues wag, tongue-tie
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How to use tongue-in-cheek in a sentence
However, I spent enough time with him and other players to witness moments, comments and actions that were not so tongue-in-cheek.Why I Named My Quidditch Film Mudbloods|Farzad Sangari|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More tongue-in-cheek was a new twist on the cheerleader uniform.Tom Ford Nods to Jay Z at London Fashion Week|Liza Foreman|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The painter Ricardo Francis produced three separate works for the show, all with tongue-in-cheek names.Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art|Justin Jones|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has total, tongue-in-cheek loyalty to Keough Novak, his fictional sister, who has more than 4,000 Twitter followers of her own.The Book of B.J. Novak: An Absurdist, Scathingly Funny Literary Debut|Caryn James|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With his disarming, tongue-in-cheek salutations, he got on the phone.The Private David Frost|John M. Florescu|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most of the stories were written tongue-in-cheek about the miracle part.Prologue to an Analogue|Leigh Richmond