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off colour

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoff colouroff coloura) [not before noun] British EnglishILL someone who is off colour is feeling slightly ill b) [usually before noun] especially American EnglishRUDE/OBSCENE off-colour jokes, stories etc are rude and often about sex colour
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off colourI'm fine, thank you, but Elinor's a bit off colour at the moment.Bruce went to the doctor, feeling a little off colour, and was told that he had anaemia.
Related topics: Illness & disability
off-colourˌoff-ˈcolour British English, off-color American English adjective 🔊 🔊 1 RUDE/OBSCENEsexually offensive 🔊 off-color jokes2 [not before noun] British EnglishMIILL slightly ill 🔊 She’s been feeling a bit off-colour lately.
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off-colourHow does a rat tell the experimenter that it has a headache or feels a bit off-colour?And you're looking a bit off-colour, to be honest.
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