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"near the knuckle" in British English

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near the knuckle

UK informal about ​sex and ​thereforelikely to ​offendpeople: Some of his ​jokes were a ​bit near the knuckle.
(Definition of near the knuckle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “near the knuckle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 近乎下流,近乎猥亵…
in Chinese (Traditional) 近乎下流,近乎猥褻…
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