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go/get/be beyond a joke

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo/get/be beyond a jokego/get/be beyond a jokeSERIOUS SITUATIONa situation that has got beyond a joke has become serious and worrying This rain’s getting beyond a joke – let’s go inside. joke
Examples from the Corpus
go/get/be beyond a jokeThe condition of Tam's leather jacket had got beyond a joke.
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