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Relating to humour



relating to comedy



expressing the opposite of what you really think, especially in order to be humorous



treating a serious subject or situation in a way that is not serious, especially when this annoys other people



trying to be funny in a way that is not suitable



looking or behaving as though you are doing something slightly bad that people think is funny



relating to comedy

laugh at yourself

to not be too serious or sensitive about yourself and the things that you do

can take a joke

if you can take a joke, you are able to laugh when someone makes a joke about you or does something to trick you

see the funny side of something

to realize that something bad that happens can also be funny

I love it

used for saying that you think something is funny

dark pool

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

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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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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