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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.
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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.
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."
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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’!
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
References in classic literature ?
You may expect it while you are dressing in the morning; remember it as you go to your work; feel doubt as to its correctness when questioned as to your powers of visualizing; merely entertain the image, without connecting it with anything external, when you are going to sleep; desire it if you are hungry, or feel aversion for it if you are ill.
These precautions enabled the coroner and jury to settle the question of identity, and to confirm the correctness of the servant's assertion; the evidence offered by competent witnesses, and by the discovery of certain facts, being subsequently strengthened by an examination of the dead man's watch.
But until every good man is brave, we must expect to find many good women timid,--too timid even to believe in the correctness of their own best promptings, when these would place them in a minority.
And these audiences were of a very superior description, including a great many young ladies' boarding-schools, whose favour Mrs Jarley had been at great pains to conciliate, by altering the face and costume of Mr Grimaldi as clown to represent Mr Lindley Murray as he appeared when engaged in the composition of his English Grammar, and turning a murderess of great renown into Mrs Hannah More--both of which likenesses were admitted by Miss Monflathers, who was at the head of the head Boarding and Day Establishment in the town, and who condescended to take a Private View with eight chosen young ladies, to be quite startling from their extreme correctness.
9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Harris Institute has introduced a new Political Correctness Policy on its Toronto campus.
Public discourse has consequently fallen under the influence of a widespread desire to avoid giving offense, a desire Ralston and others ascribe to "political correctness.
Contract award notice: - the purchase, delivery, unloading, installation and service warranty for the correctness of sold items for the group 2 (metal furniture) and group 4 (made furniture for veterinary clinic) for a period of 1 year from the date of acceptance of the goods; - the purchase, delivery, unloading and service warranty for the correctness of sold items for the group 3 (it and multimedia equipment) for 1 year (purchasing items nos.
Time was we could have a laugh, now it's political correctness, or who's offended?
Political correctness or politically correct is a term used to describe the attitude or policy of being careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who are believed to have a disadvantage.
Courage is required to denounce political correctness for the catastrophe that it is, so entrenched has it become amongst the Great and the Good, who have managed successfully to impose it on society in general, Time to reject it, and deposit it in the cesspit of history.
The 44-year-old has sales listings on his official Ukip website and Amazon for Britain: A Post-Political Correctness Society - which has two dolls on its cover.
NEWSFLASH from the BBC - political correctness has officially reached inane levels.
Thought Prison: The Fundamental Nature of Political Correctness
Summary: An anti-racist Halloween campaign from the States has gotten Kipp thinking about the extent of political correctness (or lack of it) here in the Emirates.
The Daily Mail quoted Loughton as complaining that these criminals had gone 'under the radar' because of the unheeding attitude within their community as well as 'political correctness and racial sensitivities' of the authorities outside.