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"joke" idioms...

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" All kidding aside "
Said when you want people to realise you are speaking seriously, when they might otherwise think you were joking.
I know I'm dressed as a circus clown for the party but, believe me, the kitchen is on fire.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 20th century.
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