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English definition of “if you'll pardon the expression”

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if you'll pardon the expression

said before or after using language that other people might consider shocking: The man doesn't know his arse from his elbow, if you'll pardon the expression.
Translations of “if you'll pardon the expression”
in Chinese (Traditional) 請原諒我用這個詞,請原諒我如此表達…
in Chinese (Simplified) 请原谅我用这个词,请原谅我如此表达…
(Definition of if you'll pardon the expression from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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