with one's tongue in one's cheek

with one's tongue in one's cheek
несерьезно, шутливо, иронически

English-Russian australian expression. 2014.

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  • tongue — ► NOUN 1) the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech. 2) the tongue of an ox or lamb as food. 3) a person s style or manner of speaking: a debater with a caustic tongue. 4) a …   English terms dictionary

  • tongue-in-cheek — (adj.) 1933, from phrase to speak with one s tongue in one s cheek to speak insincerely (1748), which somehow must have been suggestive of sly irony or humorous insincerity, but the exact notion is obscure …   Etymology dictionary

  • tongue — n. & v. n. 1 the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth used in tasting, licking, and swallowing, and (in man) for speech. 2 the tongue of an ox etc. as food. 3 the faculty of or a tendency in speech (a sharp tongue). 4 a particular language (the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tongue — Infobox Anatomy | Name = Tongue Latin = lingua GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1125 Caption = A human tongue Caption2 = Width = 250 |fjhfkdvhbufnbjg Precursor = pharyngeal arches, lateral lingual swelling, tuberculum impar [EmbryologyUNC|hednk|024]… …   Wikipedia

  • tongue — /tʌŋ / (say tung) noun 1. an organ in humans and most vertebrates occupying the floor of the mouth and often protrusible and freely movable, being the principal organ of taste, and, in humans, of articulate speech. 2. Zoology an organ in the… …  

  • cheek — /tʃik / (say cheek) noun 1. either side of the face below eye level. 2. the side wall of the mouth between the upper and lower jaws. 3. something resembling the human cheek in form or position, as either of two parts forming corresponding sides… …  

  • Tongue-in-cheek — is a term used to refer to humor in which a statement, or an entire fictional work, is not meant to be taken seriously, but its lack of seriousness is subtle. The origin of its usage comes from when Spanish minstrels would perform for various… …   Wikipedia

  • tongue — [tuŋ] n. [ME tunge < OE, akin to Ger zunge < IE base * dṇĝhū , tongue > L lingua (OL dingua)] 1. the movable muscular structure attached to the floor of the mouth in most vertebrates: it is an important organ in the ingestion of food,… …   English World dictionary

  • One Thousand and One Nights (disambiguation) — One Thousand and One Nights may refer to: One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights) Tausend und eine Nacht a waltz composed by Johann Strauss 1001 Arabian Nights a pop song Binbir Gece ( Thousand and one nights ) a Turkish TV series A Thousand …   Wikipedia

  • tongue — tongue1 W3S3 [tʌŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(mouth)¦ 2 click your tongue 3 sharp tongue 4 silver tongue 5 sharp tongued/silver tongued etc 6 with (your) tongue in (your) cheek 7 slip of the tongue 8 bite your tongue 9 Cat got your tongue? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tongue in cheek — adverb (or adjective) : with insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration * * * tongue in cheek see under ↑tongue • • • Main Entry: ↑cheek * * * (with) tongue in cheek without really meaning what one is saying or writing * * * adv …   Useful english dictionary

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