(Also with your tongue in your cheek) If a remark is tongue in cheek, it is not serious and is rather intended to be a joke.
چیزی که جدی نیست و برای شوخی و خنده گفته میشود.
He said he was the sharpest boy in the family, I guess it was just a tongue in cheek.
ˌtongue-in-ˈcheek BrE AmE adjective
a tongue-in-cheek remark is said as a joke, not seriously:
I love that kind of tongue-in-cheek wit.
I think he was talking tongue-in-cheek.
▪ I. ˌtongue-in-ˈcheek f103 [tongue-in-cheek] adjective
not intended seriously; done or said as a joke
• a tongue-in-cheek remark
• The magazine published a wonderful tongue-in-cheek review of his latest work.
▪ II. ˌtongue-in-ˈcheek adverb
• The offer was made almost tongue-in-cheek.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
tongue in cheek ( also with your tongue in your cheek )
If you say something tongue in cheek, you intend it to be understood as a joke, although you might appear to be serious:
He said that he was America's greatest lover, although I suspect it was tongue in cheek.
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A tongue-in-cheek remark or attitude is not serious, although it may seem to be.
...a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek approach.
This is all slightly tongue-in-cheek, I'd like to make that clear.
Were they written tongue-in-cheek, or with an underlying conviction?
Definition of tongue-in-cheek
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: characterized by insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration