(a) bad excuse

(a) bad excuse
слабое/неудачное оправдание

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  • a bad excuse is better than none — 1551 T. WILSON Rule of Reason S6 This is as thei saie in English, better a badde excuse, then none at all. 1579 S. GOSSON School of Abuse 24 A bad excuse is better, they say, then none at all. 1821 W. WIRT Letter 29 Aug. in J. P. Kennedy Memoirs… …   Proverbs new 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

  • bad — see a bad excuse is better than none bad money drives out good bad news travels fast a bad penny always turns up bad things come in threes there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • excuse — see a bad excuse is better than none ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it he who excuses, accuses himself …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • excuse my French — (informal) Pardon my bad language ● French * * * pardon/excuse/my French spoken phrase used for saying you are sorry for swearing Thesaurus: ways of saying you are sorry or regret something …   Useful 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 */*/ — 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*/*/ — [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

  • Bad apples excuse — A bad apples excuse or few bad apples excuse is a rhetorical attempt to spin misdeeds within a group as isolated to a few bad apples . cite web title = The “few bad apples” alibi in business, military and political crimes url =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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