kidding aside


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(all) kidding aside

In all seriousness; being frank for a moment. Just flew in from Denver, huh? Boy, your arms must be tired! Kidding aside, how was your trip out here? I give my brother a hard time for the gangly way he runs, but all kidding aside, he's quite a remarkable athlete.
See also: aside, kid

all 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 all 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: all, aside, kid

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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Kidding aside, his advice to love unconditionally and always forgive is something he really practices.
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