Sick Joke

Meaning of Idiom ‘Sick Joke’ A sick joke is a joke or anecdote that is in very bad taste or socially inappropriate; a joke that is morbid or perverted; potty humor (jokes about defecation, flatulence, vomiting, etc.) 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Tongue In Cheek

An idiom arising from the earlier part of the 1800’s. Meaning of Tongue in Cheek Tongue in cheek is an idiom referring to the way something is said. It means that someone is joking or speaking in a facetious or ironic manner but seems to be serious.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? … Read more

Take a Joke (be able to)

Meaning of ‘To Be Able to Take a Joke’ To be able to take a joke is to not react negatively when you are teased or to jokes that are about you or against you; to be able to accept others making fun of you with grace and good-humor. Compare to dish it out.  Want … Read more

Keep A Straight Face

To keep a straight face is a figure of speech that has existed in English since the late 1800’s Meaning of Keep a Straight Face To keep a straight face means to stop yourself from laughing and look serious even though you are highly amused, or to keep from smiling. More generally, it means to hide … Read more