Definition of “excuse/pardon my French!” - English Dictionary

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“excuse/pardon my French!” in British English

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excuse/pardon my French!

old-fashioned humorous

said when you are pretending to be sorry for using a word that may be considered offensive:

Pardon my French, but that's a damned shame!

(Definition of “excuse/pardon my French!” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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