present company excluded

Definition of present company excluded

  1. —used to say that a critical comment one has made about a group of people does not include the person or people one is with Men are such jerks—present company excluded, of course.

Word by Word Definitions

presentplay
  1. :  something presented :  gift

  1. :  to bring or introduce into the presence of someone especially of superior rank or status

    :  to introduce socially

    :  to bring (as a play) before the public

  1. :  now existing or in progress

    :  being in view or at hand

    :  existing in something mentioned or under consideration

  1. :  present occasion or affair

    :  the present words or statements

    :  the legal instrument or other writing in which these words are used

companyplay
  1. :  association with another :  fellowship

    :  companions, associates

    :  visitors, guests

  1. :  accompany

    :  associate

excludeplay excluded
  1. :  to prevent or restrict the entrance of

    :  to bar from participation, consideration, or inclusion

    :  to expel or bar especially from a place or position previously occupied


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