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Humorous expressions and words used in a humorous way

surprise, surprise

used in a humorous way for saying that something is exactly what you expected or should have expected

just what I (have always) wanted

used for saying you are pleased with a present. This phrase is sometimes used in a humorous way to show that you really think the present is not very nice or useful

were you born in a barn?

a humorous way of telling someone to shut the door after they come into a room or building

whose side are you on?

used in a humorous way for telling someone to support you instead of supporting your opponent

flattery will get you anywhere/everywhere

used in a humorous way for telling someone that you know they are flattering you but you are not offended

count on

used in a humorous way for saying that you know someone will behave in a particular way



used in a humorous way for referring to something that you really think is important



used for describing a person or their behaviour, often in a humorous way

Confucius says/Confucius he say

a phrase people sometimes say as a joke before giving someone a piece of advice

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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money, food, or clothes given to poor people

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to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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