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present company excepted

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