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Looking back at the code, anyone that's not a member of [db_accessadmin] or [db_owner] is going to attempt to run a DBCC command they aren't authorized to run. Color me nonplussed. Maybe the developer knows something I don't. But since the command is undocumented, all I can do is guess.

I can't find a reference to this expression. What does it means?

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  • The expression is color me + any adjective you want to add. Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 20:34
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    though nonplussed apparently has two opposite meanings. Here meaning 1 (so surprised and confused that one is unsure how to react) is probably intended
    – Henry
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 20:35
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    color me = call me. So, given the context of the text, read it as, call me surprised and confused or I am surprised and confused.
    – Hank
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 20:35
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    @Cascabel That's the question I link in my comment lol ;)
    – Hank
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 20:59
  • @Hank Oops! Not really sure if this post is closable based on that...but it resolves it for me. Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 21:02

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Nonplussed - "state where 'nothing more' can be done or said," from Latin non plus "no more, no further". 1

"Color me" can be translated as "consider me". 2

"Color me nonplussed" can then be understood to mean "consider me at a standstill" or "consider me stunned".

@Henry 's second meaning though also applies. "Consider me not surprised" fits nicely.

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  • Regarding the second meaning, I would not be surprised that running a command that the user isn't authorized to run ends badly. Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 21:24

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