pardon me for breathing/existing/living! Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “pardon me for breathing/existing/living!” in the English Dictionary

"pardon me for breathing/existing/living!" in British English

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pardon me for breathing/existing/living!

informal used to ​tell someone that you ​think they have just ​answered or ​spoken to you in an ​unreasonably critical or ​rude way: "If you're going to get in my way, James, could you just ​leave the ​kitchen?" "Oh, pardon me for ​breathing!"
(Definition of pardon me for breathing/existing/living! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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