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.
A good many of these bigger ones, however, we could see by holding them up to the light, were a little yellow, "off coloured," as they call it at Kimberley.
His owner had then explained the problem perfectly: "He's off colour."
'I have never seen a more subdued and off colour Pakistan team in months.
He's just off colour with a cold and will have an easy week More Of That beat Annie Power and that takes a serious horse indeed.
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.
But if you have an aversion to anything bright, your key to pulling off colour is all about finding the right shades.
Officials had to scour the city for replacement blue jerseys and when the game finally kicked off Shenzhen were distinctly off colour and lost 2-1.
They're chasing an improbable victory target of 493, with Kaneria having already claimed two wickets "Umar Gul was a little off colour, but overall I'm very happy with the way the bowlers have performed.
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