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1. I agree; you're right, that's true. A: "Wow, that exam was brutally difficult." B: "Yeah, no kidding!"
2. Are you being serious? A: "My aunt has a cabin we could use for the weekend." B: "No kidding? That would be awesome!"
3. I'm being honest or serious. No kidding, this boot camp will get you in the best shape of your life.
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1. Inf. You are not kidding me, are you? (An expression of mild surprise.) Jane: I got elected vice president. Bill: No kidding! That's great!
2. Inf. Everyone already knows that! Did you just find that out? (Sarcastic.) Sue: It looks like taxes will be increasing. Tom: No kidding! What do you expect? Alice: I'm afraid I'm putting on a little weight. Jane: No kidding!
See also: no
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Truly, seriously, as in No kidding, I really did lose my wallet. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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1 (sometimes ironic) used to emphasize that something is true or that you agree with something that somebody has just said: ‘It’s cold!’ ‘No kidding!’
2 used to show that you mean what you are saying: I want the money back tomorrow. No kidding.
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exclam. I am not kidding.; You are not kidding (are you)? No kidding! I never thought she would do that.
See also: no
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1. Used to express surprise or disbelief.
2. Used to express scornful acknowledgment of the obvious.
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