excuse (one) from (something)

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excuse (one) from (something)

To allow one's absence from something. I have a doctor's note that excuses me from class yesterday.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

excuse someone from something

to permit a person not to do something; to exempt someone from something. Please excuse me from attending the meeting. I must excuse myself from the discussion.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Coach Kraft would also dress up some of his football players in their blue and gold uniforms and take them around to the elementary schools, and they would excuse us from class to stand in front of the school with the team.