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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.
(Definition of if you'll pardon the expression from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “if you'll pardon the expression”
in Chinese (Simplified) 请原谅我用这个词,请原谅我如此表达…
in Chinese (Traditional) 請原諒我用這個詞,請原諒我如此表達…
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