present company excluded

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Definition of present company excluded

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

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“Present company excluded.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/present%20company%20excluded. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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