Can you excuse us, please?

Can you excuse us, please?

A phrase used to inform someone (or a group) that two or more people are leaving or need a moment of privacy. Could you excuse us, please? We have a train to catch. I need to talk to Tom for a minute—could you excuse us, please?
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Could you excuse us, please?

 and Can you excuse us, please?; Would you excuse us, please?; Will you excuse us, please?
We must leave. I hope you will forgive us. (A polite way of announcing a departure.) Bill: Could you excuse us, please? We simply must rush off. Alice: So sorry you have to go. Come back when you can stay longer.
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