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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