with apologies to

with apologies to

1. Used to indicate that something is a parody or improper adaptation of someone or their work. You just need to face it that young people today don't put any value in that anymore—with apologies to Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changin'.
2. Used to indicate that someone or something is not included in what one is about to say. With apologies to Hendrikson, who has always brought great energy and effort onto the field, this team has done little to warrant anyone's attention or respect.
See also: apology

with apologies to

used before the name of an author or artist to indicate that something is a parody or adaptation of their work.
2001 This Old House With apologies to Robert Frost, boundary expert Walter Robillard says, ‘Good fences on the proper line make good neighbours’.
See also: apology