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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.
See also: color, off
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Indeed, the planners showed off color renderings of block sections with masses of signage, lights, neon, holography, and a concert of colors.
It is also important to remove any food particles from the oil between each batch to prevent any off colors or flavors from developing.
His preference for centrifugal and centripetal forces instead of alloverness, his off colors that frequently hover precariously between the cornball and the sublime, and his recent return to the precise contours and the aggregations of discrete organic shapes that similarly configured his work of the early '70s, as well as his quixotic soulfulness, would all predispose Mueller to Tibetan painting.