Definition of present company excepted
- I don't like lawyers—present company excepted, of course!
: something presented : gift
: to bring or introduce into the presence of someone especially of superior rank or status
: to introduce socially
: to bring (something, such as a play) before the public
: now existing or in progress
: being in view or at hand
: existing in something mentioned or under consideration
: present occasion or affair
: the present words or statements
: the present tense of a language
: association with another : fellowship
: companions, associates
: visitors, guests
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