pardon my French

Definition of pardon my French

informal + humorous

  1. —used to apologize for using offensive language Everything he said is bullshit. Pardon my French.

Word by Word Definitions

pardonplay
  1. :  indulgence

    :  the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty

    :  a release from the legal penalties of an offense

  1. :  to absolve from the consequences of a fault or crime

    :  to allow (an offense) to pass without punishment :  forgive

    :  to relieve of a penalty improperly assessed

  1. :  of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person

  1. : million years

frenchplay French
  1. :  to trim the meat from the end of the bone of (something, such as a chop)

    :  to cut (green beans) in thin lengthwise strips before cooking


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