take a joke

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take a joke (third-person singular simple present takes a joke, present participle taking a joke, simple past took a joke, past participle taken a joke)

  1. (idiomatic) To accept a joke at one's expense.
    The school authorities, unable to take a joke, demanded the immediate removal of the satirical poster.

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