(a) poor excuse for something

a pathetic/poor/sad/excuse for something informal phrase
someone or something that is of very bad quality

We have a failing economy and a pathetic excuse for a President.

Thesaurus: something that is of very bad qualitysynonym
Main entry: excuse

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (a) pathetic excuse for something — a pathetic/poor/sad/excuse for something informal phrase someone or something that is of very bad quality We have a failing economy and a pathetic excuse for a President. Thesaurus: something that is of very bad quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) sad excuse for something — a pathetic/poor/sad/excuse for something informal phrase someone or something that is of very bad quality We have a failing economy and a pathetic excuse for a President. Thesaurus: something that is of very bad quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • excuse — I n. 1) to find; make; make up an excuse for 2) to accept an excuse 3) to reject an excuse 4) an acceptable, good; convincing; feeble, flimsy, lame, poor, weak; glib; plausible; ready made; unacceptable; valid excuse 5) an excuse for (an excuse… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • excuse — [ek skyo͞oz′, ikskyo͞oz′; ] for n. [, ekskyo͞os′] vt. excused, excusing [ME excusen < OFr escuser & L excusare, to free from a charge < L ex , from + causa, a charge: see CAUSE] 1. to try to free (a person) of blame; seek to exonerate 2. to …   English World dictionary

  • excuse — ex|cuse1 [ ık skjuz ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to forgive someone for something bad they have done, especially something that is not very serious: Please excuse my messy handwriting. excuse someone for (doing) something: I hope you ll excuse us… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • excuse */*/ — I UK [ɪkˈskjuːs] / US [ɪkˈskjus] noun [countable] Word forms excuse : singular excuse plural excuses 1) a reason that you give to explain why you have done something bad, or why you have not done something that you should have done a… …   English dictionary

  • excuse — excusable, adj. excusableness, n. excusably, adv. excusal, n. excuseless, adj. excuser, n. excusingly, adv. excusive, adj. excusively, adv. v …   Universalium

  • excuse — verb (t) /əkˈskjuz / (say uhk skyoohz), /ɛk / (say ek ) (excused, excusing) 1. to regard or judge with indulgence; pardon or forgive; overlook (a fault, etc.): *The Supreme Court also has power to excuse a contravention where it is satisfied with …   Australian English dictionary

  • excuse — ex•cuse v. [[t]ɪkˈskyuz[/t]] n. [[t] ˈskyus[/t]] v. cused, cus•ing, n. 1) to regard or judge with indulgence; pardon or forgive; overlook (a fault, error, etc.) 2) to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of: He excused his absence by… …   From formal English to slang

  • excuse — ► VERB 1) seek or serve to justify (a fault or offence). 2) release from a duty or requirement. 3) forgive (a fault or a person committing one). 4) (used in polite formulas) allow (someone) to leave a room or gathering. 5) (excuse oneself) say… …   English terms dictionary

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