except for one thing

except for one thing

Excluding one specific thing. I love this school, except for one thing—the lack of classes in my major.
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Your article on holsters for concealed carry (February/ March) was very nice, except for one thing: not one mention of a holster for cross draw.
RANGERS winger DaMarcus Beasley admits he is happy with life in Scotland except for one thing - the language.
My wife's red, '65 Mustang convertible was looking good after a fine wax job, except for one thing: It drooped slightly in the rear.
He came out of it okay except for one thing: he couldn't stand the taste of bread any more.
Our relationship is going well except for one thing...
Except for one thing: At about Scene 10, there's a duck--I want to be sure you keep the duck."
All was indeed working out, except for one thing: the house and grounds offered no proper welcome to visitors.
Someone suggested going to nearby John Lennon Airport, which didn't sound like a bad idea except for one thing.
It was a sensational happening, except for one thing: Chamberlain did it 45 of those times!
Except for one thing. The American, European, and Chinese presidents, united in their new alliance, issued a clear ultimatum threatening a nation, for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union, with nuclear retaliation.
A man at Walsall hospital apparently in perfect health, mentally and physically, except for one thing: he cannot remember who he is.
Things would be absolutely perfect except for one thing: Rowena cannot talk about Patrick.
Younger theatergoers might be forgiven for thinking Kramer wrote this play today, except for one thing: Its passion is still singular and rare.
It would be tempting to dismiss the big investors' negativity as some kind of collective cultural quirk, except for one thing: These folks apparently have a better track record for understanding the market than do the smaller endowment managers.