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alibi

noun [C]
 
 
/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
(尤指沒有犯罪時間的)不在犯罪現場的證據
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。
Court cases, orders and decisions
an excuse for something bad or for a failure
藉口,託辭
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。
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(Definition of alibi from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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