present company excepted Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “present company excepted” in the English Dictionary

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present company excepted

used to show that a ​criticism or a ​ruderemark does not refer to the ​people you are ​talking to: People here just don't ​know how to ​dress, present ​companyexcepted.
(Definition of present company excepted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “present company excepted”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在座诸位除外…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在座諸位除外…
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