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be an apology for sth

UK informal
to be an extremely bad example of something: You're not coming out because you're tired? That's an apology for an excuse!
Translations of “be an apology for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是極其拙劣的…,是壞得不能再壞的……
in Chinese (Simplified) 是极其拙劣的…,是坏得不能再坏的……
(Definition of be an apology for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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