make an exception

idiom

: to allow a rule not to be followed
She asked them to make an exception in her case.

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Recent Examples on the Web Presumably, under Article III, Section 2, the Congress could make an exception and extend jurisdiction to the court by delegating its authority. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 12 Jan. 2024 Musk cannot expect the Biden administration to make an exception for Tesla China to import advanced chips from the US. Ni Tao, Interesting Engineering, 27 June 2024 Still Here has convinced me to make an exception to my high-waist only rule. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Aug. 2023 This radio producer is leading a campaign to make an exception for Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for make an exception 

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“Make an exception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20an%20exception. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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