excuse my French

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excuse my French

Excuse my inappropriate language. Usually used humorously, especially around children, as if to suggest that an inappropriate word was in fact a word from a different language. A: "John, don't use language like that in front of the kids." B: "Oops, excuse my French, everyone!" Excuse my French, but this tasted like shit.
See also: excuse, french

excuse (or pardon) my French

used to apologize for swearing. informal
French has been used since the late 19th century as a euphemism for bad language.
1992 Angela Lambert A Rather English Marriage A loony can change a bloody toilet-roll, pardon my French.
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exˌcuse/ˌpardon my ˈFrench

(informal, humorous) used for saying you are sorry when you have used or are going to use rude or offensive language: Ouch, bloody hell! Oops, excuse my French!If you’ll pardon my French, he’s a bloody fool.
See also: excuse, french, pardon

Excuse my French

verb
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excuse my French

See pardon my French.
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I therefore assume the first words out of your mother's mouth before she let fly was: "Excuse my French!" Not surprisingly, the offending stall holder never returned to Paddy's Market.
Excuse my French! New/Nouveau Brunswick is Canada's only official bilingual province where the Acadian peninsula and towns like Moncton and Shediac are mainly French.