exceptionnoun [ C or U ]uk /ɪkˈsep.ʃən/ us /ɪkˈsep.ʃən/
Men are usually quite good at map-reading but Tim is the exception.
There are exceptions to every rule.
make an exception
take exception to sth/sb
- I wouldn't normally agree but I'll make an exception in this case.
- People must observe the law. Nobody should be an exception.
- With the exception of Jonathan Edwards, Britain had no likely medal winners in track and field.
- The manager only bends the rules as an absolute exception.
- A man who stays at home to look after the children is an exception, even today.
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