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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.

off color

mod. dirty or smutty; raunchy. (Usually hyphenated before a nominal.) That joke was sort of off color.
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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.
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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.
Durning often does straight-man duty, but lobs in a few zingers and off-color gags of his own.
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.
He entertained visitors, including coach Phil Jackson, with his usual brand of off-color jokes.