• Off-color

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    1. Of the wrong color.
      • 1936, Chemical Industries (volume 38, page 400)Careful control of mixing at the central point reduces the possibility of off-color paint in some booths, and uniform pressure at the spray guns is easily maintained.
    2. (idiomatic) dirty, vulgar or obsceneHe told an off-color joke.
    3. (idiomatic) different than usualThe critics described the pop star's new album as very off-color.
    4. (idiomatic) in poor healthI feel a bit off-color today.
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