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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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’!
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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.
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We also hope the IRS will take note of the DOL's efforts in this regard, and adopt procedures that deem any prohibited transaction corrected in accordance with VFC to be corrected for IRS purposes.
The data reveal that the instructor corrected very little overall and assumed the role of conversational facilitator.
A demographic failure generally can be corrected by adding new benefits, increasing the existing ones or expanding the coverage.
The research also found that animals that have a hibernation cycle will change their ventilation as their metabolism changes so that as their body temperature drops the temperature corrected pH and PCO2 will remain close to normal (e.
Results from these experiments, which include raw and corrected omega scans from SRM 676 specimens, are shown in Fig.
Both the platelet count increment and the corrected count increment measured 24 hours after transfusion, while statistically lower than those following the transfusion of untreated platelets, were within the typical therapeutic range reported in medical literature for untreated platelets.
02 states that "a Qualification Failure is not corrected unless full correction is made for all participants and beneficiaries, and for all taxable years (whether or not the taxable year is closed).
The adjusted mirror, which corrected for the distortions produced by imperfections in the eye, gave clear, detailed pictures.
Once this was done, the plan was considered qualified with respect to the specific defects corrected.
To understand how an error is caused and corrected in a servohydraulic test machine, a basic understanding of the function of an elastomer test machine is essential.
They indicate that the process is not under control and their cause (or causes) must be identified and corrected.
The estimated corrected temperature would have been within 10 mK for fields up to 5 T and 35 mK higher at 8 T.
Insignificant and isolated" problems could be corrected under the administrative policy regarding sanctions (APRS).
A disease produced by a mutant gene will not necessarily be corrected by adding a copy of a normal gene into a patient's cells; investigators cannot yet ensure that the inserted gene will turn on and off when it should.