present company excluded

present company excluded

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 excluded, of course. Present company excluded, there isn't a single person in this building who has the skills it takes to run the business.
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But now, with a lot of the capital markets drying up for dot-commers, you're not going to see a lot of IPOs -- present company excluded.