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off-color

Rude or vulgar; likely to offend others, especially due to being sexually explicit or suggestive. Primarily heard in US. A: "What did you think of the awards ceremony last night?" B: "I found the presenter's jokes a bit too off-color for my taste." I'm afraid I may have gotten on your friend's bad side with my off-color remarks.
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Given how much of a family industry this ``Peter Pan'' is and how well the McCoy/Rigby team seems to know its audience, it was rather jaw-dropping that Tom McCoy would use his precurtain welcome at Saturday's opening night - when the audience contained many children - to make off-color jokes about sex on the road and Viagra.
It can help manage recycle inventory, reshade off-color batches, and reduce concentrate and pigment costs.
We'll let you guess why Selma Blair's character, Caprice, carries the nickname Ursula Udders, and we'll direct you to off-color dictionaries to look up the definition of ``bears,'' ``sploshing,'' ``plate jobs'' or ``Roman showers.
Several are installed in Europe to separate off-color pellets, and SEA's CR 400 model is in commercial use sorting PVC from wire chop and color-sorting PET flakes.
Thanks to Musicland and an off-color cupid, the truth is out with the launch of CrankyCupid.
Matthews out-perkys even Donna Reed and is game enough to survive a musical number that requires her to wear a giant shrub, and withstand a bevy of off-color jokes.
IF California's autumnal recall politics are weird, this may be the single most bizarre aspect: After weeks of scrutiny and many repetitions of his off-color remarks about women, muscleman actor Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently has managed to eliminate the gender gap that normally dogs Republicans in California.
TSWV manifests itself as black, yellow or green ring spots on the foliage, leaf distortion, brown necrotic lesions and mottled, off-color foliage, brown stem lesions, plant wilt and plant death.
Durning often does straight-man duty, but lobs in a few zingers and off-color gags of his own.
DON'T tell off-color, sexual or ethnic jokes at work.
Honestly, the plot serves to string together a bunch of over-the-top set pieces that director Susan Stroman and a cheerfully off-color design team milk for every ounce of laughter they can muster.
Pascagoula's source water is tainted with tannins, and also contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals that make it difficult to drink in its untreated state, due to off-color and taste.