off colour


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off colour

adj (off-colour when prenominal)
1. chiefly Brit slightly ill; unwell
2. US: off color indecent or indelicate; risqué
References in classic literature ?
You're off colour, that's what's the matter with you," Henry dogmatised.
Hamilton, who has been off colour at the Marina Bay street circuit, is now eight points behind his sole championship rival after he crossed the line only in third.
LIAM Daish said that too many of his players were off colour as ten-man Nuneaton Town slipped to a 4-1 defeat at Welling United.
The pitch was a total quagmire, some players were off colour, while others didn't do what they were expressly told to do.
It was difficult to judge who was in front inside the last half furlong as the pair raced wide apart, but Captain Conan held off Colour Squadron's late rally to reward those who backed him at a high of 21.
Q MY three-year-old labrador has recently had nose bleeds, trouble breathing, a cough and been off colour.
But if you have an aversion to anything bright, your key to pulling off colour is all about finding the right shades.