kidding aside


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kidding aside

Denoting a serious or sincere comment or reflection during an otherwise facetious or jocular conversation. I know we all like to poke fun at Dad's forgetfulness, but kidding aside, I think his memory is really starting to deteriorate. All kidding aside, I really need to focus on finishing this report before tomorrow.
See also: aside, kid
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All kidding aside, I don't believe women buy retrievers just to impress the fellas.
It's a long run out, compared to South Florida fishing, but all kidding aside, ours are bigger than yours.
However, all kidding aside, I respectfully suggest to R A Vant if he wishes to know exactly what the truth is in regard to Ukip and its views on the NHS he should read the Ukip 2015 manifesto.
Police soon posted another message, telling residents that all kidding aside, they should take the weather seriously and be careful.
But kidding aside, this vogue has actually been instrumental in some campaigns, particularly the breast-cancer awareness programme in the US.
All kidding aside, he hopes this film will take his love of filmmaking to the next level.
Kidding aside, the 42-year old also revealed how much the Batsuit costs in an interview with "Live with Kelly and Michael.
Kidding aside, correctly anticipating the swings is the goal of any buyer or seller.
All kidding aside, Aberdeen was definitely the place to be on Sunday night and, I'll tell you what, if all the licensed premises in the city donated just 10 per cent of the till receipts to the club, I reckon they could make a serious bid for Lionel Messi.
Kidding aside, this behavior can have serious consequences.
He said: "We may joke a lot but all kidding aside, when we learned the facts about how stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue can be used to possibly save lives, hell yeah we stored.
All kidding aside, I want to point out the advantages of having a donkey on the homestead.
Kidding aside, things have changed since the time when the first expatriates landed here a long, long time ago, when major highways where just two-lane and health care was in its infancy.
All kidding aside, the Popcorn Board (which really exists) suggests several ways to celebrate--make popcorn strings for birds to eat
All kidding aside, I don''t really get a chance to see too many things new any more.