›used to describe something that someone says without thinking carefully about whether it might be offensive to anyone: throwaway comment/remarkHe faced disciplinaryaction because of a throwaway comment about a colleague.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and