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not safe for work

A phrase (often abbreviated as "NSFW") that typically accompanies online posts, articles, or videos that might be considered racy or otherwise inappropriate in the workplace.
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An abbreviation for "not safe/suitable for work." It typically accompanies online posts, articles, or videos that might be considered racy or otherwise inappropriate in the workplace. Unless you want the boss to yell at you, don't click on that link that says "NSFW."
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"I'm afraid it will be hard enough to get a really suitable house," warned Priscilla.
It would be difficult to convey a suitable idea of the savage ecstasy with which the news thus imparted was received.
A few minutes were consumed in disposing of those present in a manner suitable to their rank and influence in the tribe.
Of course, the upper room over the shop was to be the best sitting-room; but also the parlour behind the shop was to be made a suitable bower for the lovely Penny, who would naturally wish to be near her husband, though Mr.
Fox would have been more suitable. The majority expressed a desire to see him hooted out of the town.
If you felt that you had to leave home this afternoon, you should have left some suitable explanation for your absence.
PLANS to merge two fire stations in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff have been put on hold because there's no suitable land for it.
In this study an effort was made to use Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for the identification of suitable landfill sites for the proper disposal of the solid wastes produced.
Would this superior and costly pool not be suitable for the Commonwealth Games?
After his father's retirement in 2004, Chamkani said, the petitioner had applied at Wapda seeking appointment on any post suitable for his qualifications in the organization under the quota reserved for offspring of retiring officials.
Suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces, Vinyl Matt and Silk Emulsion formulations offer great color retention, and a coverage rate of up to 15m2/l.
To a query regarding former president Asif Zardari's tirade against the military generals last year following which Zardari had fled from the country, Aitzaz said his statement was quite suitable at that time.
It declares: This would mean we fund free travel arrangements for children of compulsory school age, who are permanently residing in the Local Authority of Kirklees, and attending their nearest suitable school as defined by Kirklees Council, as follows: | Children up to 8 years old who live more than 2 miles from their nearest suitable school.
Of 24 cautions examined, 23 | were seen as suitable outcomes to the case.