there is no excuse for something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • there is no excuse for something — 1) used for emphasizing that you think someone s behaviour is very bad There s no excuse for her talking to you like that. 2) used for saying that someone should definitely do something She only lives five minutes away, so there s really no… …   English 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 — ♦♦♦ excuses, excusing, excused (The noun is pronounced [[t]ɪkskju͟ːs[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪkskju͟ːz[/t]].) 1) N COUNT: oft N for n/ ing, N to inf An excuse is a reason which you give in order to explain why something has been done or… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • excuse — 1 verb (T) 1 excuse me spoken a) used when you want to get someone s attention politely, especially when you want to ask a question: Excuse me, can you tell me the way to the museum please? b) used to say that you are sorry for doing something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • excuse*/*/ — [ɪkˈskjuːs] noun [C] I 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 reasonable/valid/legitimate excuse[/ex] He made some excuse about having a lot of work to… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • excuse me — An expression used as an apology for any slight or apparent impropriety, esp as a request to pass, leave, interrupt or catch someone s attention or for contradicting a statement that has been made, or (US) when correcting oneself • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

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