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politically correct

Describing statements or behavior that is careful to avoid offensive or insensitive content. Our CEO is constantly being criticized in the media because he rarely makes politically correct speeches.
See also: correct

stand corrected

to admit that one has been wrong. I realize that I accused him wrongly. I stand corrected. We appreciate now that our conclusions were wrong. We stand corrected.
See also: correct, stand

politically correct

Also, PC or p.c. Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background. For example, Editors of major papers have sent out numerous directives concerning politically correct language . This expression was born in the late 1900s, and excesses in trying to conform to its philosophy gave rise to humorous parodies.
See also: correct

stand corrected

Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected-we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): "I stand corrected, and myself reprove."
See also: correct, stand

all present and correct

used to indicate that not a single thing or person is missing.
1982 Bernard MacLaverty A Time to Dance She began to check it, scraping the coins towards her quickly and building them into piles. ‘All present and correct,’ she said.
See also: all, and, correct, present

poˌlitically corˈrect

(abbr. PC) used to describe language or behaviour that deliberately tries to avoid offending particular groups of people: These days everybody has to be politically correct. I even heard someone the other day calling a short person ‘vertically challenged’!
See also: correct

all ˌpresent and corˈrect

(British English) (American English all ˌpresent and acˈcounted for) (spoken) used to say that all the things or people who should be there are now there: ‘Now, is everybody here?’ ‘All present and correct, Sir!’
This is used in the army to inform an officer that none of the soldiers in his or her unit are missing, injured, etc.
See also: all, and, correct, present
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The preventability or otherwise of the death was assessed by the committees and subcategory G was added for those deaths in which anaesthesia factors were implicated, but for which no correctable factor could be identified.
However, there are shortcomings: some are syntactic ("Rusi clutched her sari walking alongside"); some are the result of usage ("highest incidence than"); others seem correctable ("banana trees"; "jungle jim"; bidis described as "home grown cigarettes").
12] deficiency, sufficient to produce mild cognitive impairment, is correctable by [B.
The surge capacity of hospitals is nonexistent and is not an economically correctable matter.
are correctable once adjustments have been made to release the `voice'" (13).
When problems are correctable, the supervision process is often successful.
Environmental hazards, while usually correctable, have the potential for causing health problems as well.
800 is amended to provide that failure to properly allow for time served when sentences are imposed, if that can be determined without an evidentiary hearing, is illegal and correctable under subdivision (a).
Though the Court's recent decisions in the correctable disabilities cases have been a magnet for controversy, the spirited debate over their normative implications has displaced careful analysis of their practical legal effects.
The court says they did not qualify for the ADA's protections because their conditions were correctable.
Since we now know that contractures are preventable and correctable, at least to some degree, and that many are totally correctable, we must also remember that this is a diagnosis that falls under the category of an injury, just as bed sores do.
Most of these maladies are easily correctable with stretching.
While the defect, which generally occurs between nine and twelve weeks gestation, is correctable through surgery, what causes this deformity is unknown.
Hypospadias, which is correctable through surgery, traces to some disruption in the development of the penile urethra--the urine-carrying organ--between weeks 9 and 12 of gestation.
It may not be huge, but there's a definite population of elderly people who have dementia related to B-12 deficiency that is still correctable.