The definition of tongue-in-cheek refers to something said sarcastically or in jest.adjective
An example of something that would be described as tongue-in-cheek is a sarcastic joke that pokes fun at someone in a lighthearted way.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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tongue-in-cheek - Cultural Definition
Ironically: “The critic's remarks of praise were uttered strictly tongue-in-cheek.”