take a joke


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take a joke

to accept it with good humor when others make fun of you He has a great sense of humor and isn't so self-important that he can't take a joke.
Usage notes: usually used in the negative
See also: joke, take

take a joke

Accept teasing at one's own expense, as in Sam really couldn't take a joke. This idiom, often put negatively, was first recorded in 1780. Also see take it.
See also: joke, take