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get (or be or go) beyond a joke

Definition of get or be or go beyond a joke in English:

informal Become (or be) something that is serious or worrying: this rain’s getting beyond a joke
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  • It was beyond a joke, driving for five miles round and round the car parks, waiting for people to come out.
  • He said: ‘The problem has been going on for months and it is beyond a joke.’
  • A spokesman for Mr Turner said: ‘It is getting beyond a joke.’
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