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an apology for

A poor example of a certain thing. That skinny kid is an apology for a linebacker. I gave you a low grade because the drivel you submitted was an apology for a real paper!
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an apology for

a very poor example of.
1998 Imogen de la Bere The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood It's an apology for a bridge, built of left-over stones.
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an apology for something

a very poor example of something: I’m sorry this is a bit of an apology for lunch — we’ll have a proper meal tonight.
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When you deliberately are bringing your mind into the 'now' and it keeps rushing back, ask yourself if an apology for something may clear the air.
DESPITE two inquiries into the alleged conduct of Lord Chris Rennard, which found no case to answer, after which he initially chose not to make an apology for something he says he didn't do, it now appears he has given in to leadership demands, and made an apology.
bieber doesn't owe an apology for something he said 4 years ago lmaoo
Clarkson said that his BBC bosses had ordered him to make last week's apology for something he had not done, adding that an apology is a good idea if one has just spilled some beer down someone's shirt, but saying sorry for using the most racist word of them all, and hoping the story would die down as a result is not very good.
I just don't believe in this day and age that anybody can think that it's OK, and that you don't owe an apology for something like that."
It appears that need not have to be the case, however, if he can summon either ideally a denial that he sent any such texts or perhaps a heartfelt apology for something entirely inappropriate done in the heat of the moment.
Come the 9th of August [the opening day of competition], the magic of the games and the flawless organisation will take over."Internet accessHowever, Rogge refused to commit to pressing Beijing officials to allow international media full access to the internet as many sites remained blocked to journalists."I'm not going to make an apology for something which the IOC is not responsible for.
How many people, I wonder, have frequented family gatherings with a chip on their shoulder, expecting to receive a full apology for something that happened so long ago that precise details are a blur to everyone else?
When the Tory sheep bleated for an apology for something that wasn't her fault, she hit back: "I'm blowed if I see why we should take the blame."
"All over the world, there were people like me sitting in offices day after day after day, who did not fully appreciate the depth and the speed with which you were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror." How typical of the man that, when he came to the one apology for something he himself had done, he managed to shift the blame onto "people like me" a category which might not even include "me"!