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    May I know the meaning of purple patch?

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    Default Re: purple patch

    Can you please provide some context?

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    Default Re: purple patch

    If it's referring to writing, it could mean that some of it is excessively ornate and descriptive:
    AskOxford: purple prose

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    Default Re: purple patch

    Purple could also refer to homosexuality.

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    Default Re: purple patch

    Wouldn't that normally be 'lavender'?
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