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except for (someone or something)

1. Excluding someone or something. Everyone turned their project in on time except for Brian. I'm having a pretty good day—well, except for that boring meeting this morning.
2. If not for something. I'm sorry, I would have called you except for all this work I have to get done.
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except for one thing

Excluding one specific thing. I love this school, except for one thing—the lack of classes in my major.
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present company excepted

Without regards to the person or people in one's immediate vicinity. Everyone in this school is a self-centered, spoiled little brat. Present company excepted, of course. Present company excepted, there isn't a single person in this building who has the skills it takes to run the business.
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There is a remedy for everything except death.

Prov. Everything but death can be cured.; As long as you are alive, your problems can somehow be solved. Bill: I'll never recover from losing Nancy. Fred: Nonsense. There is a remedy for everything except death. Whenever Linda despaired, she sternly reminded herself that there is a remedy for everything except death.

except for

Also, with the exception of. Other than, were it not for. For example, Except for Jack, everyone came to the party, or With the exception of the weather, everything went extremely well. [c. 1600]
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present company excepted

People say present company excepted when they say something about other people, to show that they are not referring to the people or person they are with. Men are hopeless at expressing their feelings, present company excepted, of course. Note: This expression is usually used when people are saying something critical or unpleasant about other people.
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present company excepted

excluding those who are here now.
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present company exˈcepted

(also excepting present ˈcompany) used as a polite remark to show that the criticisms you are making are not directed at the people you are talking to: My feeling is that the people around here, present company excepted of course, are rather unfriendly.
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except for

Were it not for: I would join you except for my cold.
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ACPA meeting the definition of investment adviser in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and not excepted under the professional's safe harbor must determine whether he or she must register with a state agency or with the SEC itself.
Organizations not required to file Form 8871, and caucuses or associations of state or local officials, are excepted from filing Form 990.
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