Yes, indeed, he said: and there are some things which may be inexpedient, and yet I call them good.
There is a reason why it is inexpedient for me to act in person.
"Inexpedient under present conditions," was the way they put it.
It may then be found that they are gross, absurd, or inexpedient.
It would have been churlish and inexpedient after this to insist on further conversation.