Translation of "alibi" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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alibinoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæl.ɪ.baɪ/ us /ˈæl.ɪ.baɪ/

proof that someone who is thought to have committed a crime could not have done it, especially the fact or statement that they were in another place at the time it happened

He has a cast-iron (= very strong) alibi - he was in hospital the week of the murder. 他有不在犯罪現場的鐵證——謀殺發生的那一周他在住院。

an excuse for something bad or for a failure

After eight years in power, the government can no longer use the previous government's policy as an alibi for its own failure. 本屆政府已經執政八年,面對自己的失敗,它再不能拿前任政府的政策作擋箭牌了。

(Translation of “alibi” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)