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used in a humorous way for saying that something is exactly what you expected or should have expected
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
a humorous way of telling someone to shut the door after they come into a room or building
used in a humorous way for telling someone to support you instead of supporting your opponent
used in a humorous way for telling someone that you know they are flattering you but you are not offended
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
a phrase people sometimes say as a joke before giving someone a piece of advice
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
a brown bird that lives near water and has long legs and a long thin curved beak
an afternoon full of crafts
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Free thesaurus definition of humorous expressions and words used in a humorous way from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.