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Old February 01, 2018, 02:58 PM
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Encajar un chiste

I saw this written, and I know it means to take a joke, as in, what's the matter you can't take a joke? (¿Que pasa, no puedes encajar un chiste?) Is this generally how to say this?
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Old February 03, 2018, 10:32 PM
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Yes, I heard it that way.

encajar bien las críticas — to take the criticism well

But it could also mean, to be able to say the joke at the appropriate moment.

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"An enemy is somebody who flatters you. A friend is somebody who criticizes the living daylights out of you."
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