able to take a joke

able to take a joke

To have the capacity to remain calm or be amused in response to good-natured teasing. I'm certainly able to take a joke, but what you said to me was downright mean. A: "Do you think he'll be offended if I say something about his terrible driving?" B: "Nah, he's able to take a joke."
See also: able, joke, take

able to take a joke

to be able to accept ridicule good-naturedly; to be able to be the object or butt of a joke willingly. (Able to can be replaced with can.) Better not tease Ann. She can't take a joke.
See also: able, joke, take