just kidding

This page is about the conversational phrase just kidding


You can say this if someone doesn't realize you're kidding or joking.

For example

  • James looked shocked when I said I was going to quit drinking. "Don't worry," I said, "I'm just kidding."

  • "Hey Leo! Your car's been stolen!" Leo was already at the door when his friend shouted, "Just kidding!"

Also "only joking"

Quick Quiz

You can say "Just kidding" if someone thinks you're

a. telling a joke

b. being serious

c. only joking

Contributor: Matt Errey