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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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"But if there was a series of off-color jokes, termination may not be in everyone's best interest."
I would agree that in many instances in everyday life it is legitimate, necessary, and right to eschew the slang, the colorful and off-color remarks, the "common talk." It's important that we, as a society, protect neutral discursive spaces in our schools, churches, governmental institutions, courts, and so forth.
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