pardon my French
Definition of pardon my French
informal + humorous
—used to apologize for using offensive language Everything he said is bullshit. Pardon my French.
Word by Word Definitions
: the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty
: a release from the legal penalties of an offense
: 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
: of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person
: million years
: 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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