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in jest

For fun; as a joke; without sincerity. I know your remarks were only in jest, but they still hurt my feelings.
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in ˈjest

as a joke: The remark was made half in jest.‘Many a true word is spoken in jest,’ thought Rosie (= people often say things as a joke that are actually true).
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Pointing out that early modern tales of cuckoldry are almost unique in their vilification of women, Brown contends that the bitter invective against male inadequacies couched in jests dealing with socio-cultural responses to sexual indiscretions, such as the potentially libelous 'horn fair,' actually gave women the upper hand.
Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, said in jest, referring to Sen.
During the course of rehearsals Laila and I have exchanged a great deal of banter entirely in jest, and two weeks ago there was an occasion when this term was used between the two of us.
This, he said in jest, was in recognition on the 'rights of certain persons to improve their appearance.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III said in jest on Monday that he would rather punch the man allegedly behind the 'Silent No More' blog for calling him names rather than wait for an apology.
The office of Trillanes sent to the media on Tuesday an excerpt of Duterte's speech before the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association last June, where the President admitted in jest that he had committed corruption.
When no committee member objected to the motion, Lacson congratulated Cayetano and told him in jest that he would be allowed to talk for five minutes only.
Don't get jailed because we will miss you,' Senator Panfilo Lacson said in jest on Thursday to Senator Leila de Lima.