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Take a joke   /teɪk ə dʒoʊk/   Listen
Take a joke

Listen to a joke at one's own expense.

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"Take a joke" Quotes from Famous Books

... rough enough. I've got no use for a fellow who can't take a joke without getting all riled up over it. Get out ...
— The Circus Boys on the Plains • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... be grinding the same grist if they had control of the machinery. It's only what I myself used to do." Then his face became grave. "But, confound it! in these days there seems to be an element that can't take a joke in politics. ...
— All-Wool Morrison • Holman Day

... him, of course, and, incidentally, it had the fascination of novelty. Here was a girl full of fun, ready to take a joke as well as give one, neither flattering nor expecting flattery, a country girl who had kept store, yet speaking of that phase of her life quite as freely as she did of the fashionable Misses Cabot's school, not at all ashamed to say she could not afford this or that, simple and unaffected but self-respecting ...
— Mary-'Gusta • Joseph C. Lincoln

... suh, she ain't got no idee o' fun—she won't take a joke nohow. The other night I went home, an' I been takin' a little jes' to waam ma heart—das all, jes to waam ma heart—an' I got to de fence, an' tried to climb it. I got on de top, an' thar I stays; I couldn't git one way or t'other. Then a gem'en comes ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.) • Various

Words linked to "Take a joke" :   suffer, abide, stick out, bear, tolerate, stomach, endure, stand, brook, digest, support, put up

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