excuse from

excuse someone from something

to permit a person not to do something; to exempt someone from something. Please excuse me from attending the meeting. I must excuse myself from the discussion.
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Again we have another lame excuse from our politically correct police force.
allows excuse from contractual obligations when performance becomes "commercially impractical" or extremely and unreasonably difficult to perform due to an unforeseen event.
The road was too narrow and we ran into a sheep," was the unlikely excuse from a customer from Devon.