off-color

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He tried to tell me an off-color story and forgot the point of it, if indeed it had any point.

Take away these off-color peaches and bring me something first class.

They were off-color eyes, like amber or a light wine, fringed with long black lashes.

The painted stone may be detected by washing it with alcohol, when the dye will be removed and the off-color will become apparent.

A thing to be forgotten always is the off-color story with which some people persist in polluting the atmosphere.

Wherever three or four men are gathered together, they rapidly organize a clearing-house of off-color stories.

WORD ORIGIN

1858, from off (adv.) + color (n.); originally used of gems; figurative extension to "of questionable taste, risqué" is American English, 1867.

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