pardon me for (doing) something

pardon me for (doing) something spoken phrase
used for saying ‘sorry’ for doing or saying something that you think might offend people

Pardon me for interrupting, but there’s a phone call for you.

Pardon me for saying so, but isn’t he a little old for her?

Thesaurus: ways of saying you are sorry or regret somethingsynonym
Main entry: pardon

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pardon me for doing something — ˌpardon me for ˈdoing sth idiom used to show that you are upset or offended by the way that sb has spoken to you • ‘Oh, just shut up!’ ‘Well, pardon me for breathing!’ Main entry: ↑pardonidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pardon — par|don1 [ pardn ] verb transitive to officially forgive someone for committing a crime and free them from prison a. to forgive someone for doing or saying something bad or unpleasant: Please pardon the mess in the back room. if you ll pardon the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pardon — I UK [ˈpɑː(r)d(ə)n] / US [ˈpɑrd(ə)n] interjection 1) used for politely asking someone to repeat something you did not hear or did not understand 2) used for saying sorry when you make a rude noise with your body II UK [ˈpɑː(r)d(ə)n] / US… …   English dictionary

  • pardon — 1 interjection especially BrE 1 used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it: Pardon, you ll have to talk louder, I can t hear you. | Is it hanging up in your bedroom? Pardon? I said is it in your bedroom? 2 used to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — par|don1 S2 [ˈpa:dn US ˈpa:rdn] interjection also .pardon me 1.) used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it ▪ Hurry up Jonathan! Pardon? I said hurry up! see usage note ↑excuse1 2.) BrE used to say sorry after you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] pardons, pardoning, pardoned 1) CONVENTION (formulae) You say Pardon? or I beg your pardon? or, in American English, Pardon me? when you want someone to repeat what they have just said because you have not heard or… …   English dictionary

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  • Responsibility for the Holocaust — Historians differ as to where the responsibility for the Holocaust lies. Intentionalist historians such as Lucy Dawidowicz argue that Hitler planned the extermination of the Jewish people from as early as 1918, and that he personally oversaw its… …   Wikipedia

  • Praisesong for the Widow — Infobox Book | name = Praisesong for the Widow image caption = author = Paule Marshall illustrator = Maria Stroster country = United States language = English genre = Social realism novel publisher = Plume, Penguin Group pub date = February 14,… …   Wikipedia

  • excuse — ex|cuse1 S2 [ıkˈskju:z] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 excuse me 2¦(forgive)¦ 3¦(from a duty)¦ 4¦(explain)¦ 5¦(from a place)¦ 6 excuse yourself 7 excuse me (for living)! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: excuser, from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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