Even Chris Wallace finally felt the need to ask him the “who do you think you are kidding?”
“He was certainly not kidding himself about the nature of her issues,” says the other source.
kidding aside, Williams was publicly angry over the state of affairs.
Thank God Obama was only kidding when he kept touting Change You Can Believe In.
The president, who has tangled with his generals, must have been kidding.
Our meeting consisted in good part of his "kidding" me, because I was lacking in the congenial vices of the caf.
Say, mister, I was just kidding about being one of Gore's men.
Who do you think you're kidding, Bev, you sanctimonious hypocrite—me?
If you'll tell me what he said, maybe I'll be able to tell you whether or not I think he was kidding.
We were kidding Lew because he was still wearing his tin hat and caulked boots from work.
c.1200, "the young of a goat," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse kið "young goat"), from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cf. Old High German kizzi, German kitze, Danish and Swedish kid). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff "something easy" is from 1913 (The phrase was in use about that time in reference to vaudeville acts or advertisements featuring children, and to children-oriented features in newspapers). Kid glove "a glove made of kidskin leather" is from 1680s; sense of "characterized by wearing kid gloves," therefore "dainty, delicate" is from 1856.
"tease playfully," 1839, earlier, in thieves' cant, "to coax, wheedle, hoax" (1811), probably from kid (n.), via notion of "treat as a child, make a kid of." Related: Kidded; kidding.
: his kid sister/ my kid cousin
[fr kid, ''an infant goat''; bantering and fooling senses perhaps fr an alteration of dialect cod, ''hoax, fool'']
the young of the goat. It was much used for food (Gen. 27:9; 38:17; Judg. 6:19; 14:6). The Mosaic law forbade to dress a kid in the milk of its dam, a law which is thrice repeated (Ex. 23:19; 34:26; Deut. 14:21). Among the various reasons assigned for this law, that appears to be the most satisfactory which regards it as "a protest against cruelty and outraging the order of nature." A kid cooked in its mother's milk is "a gross, unwholesome dish, and calculated to kindle animal and ferocious passions, and on this account Moses may have forbidden it. Besides, it is even yet associated with immoderate feasting; and originally, I suspect," says Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book), "was connected with idolatrous sacrifices."