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excuse me (2)

This page is about the conversational phrase excuse me (2)

Meaning

This is a polite thing to say when you're interrupting somebody.

For example

  • "Excuse me, Dr Benway. Your next patient's here. Shall I send her in?"

  • The President's security chief said, "Excuse me, Mr President, but we have to leave now."

Quick Quiz

I said "Excuse me" when I

a. entered my manager's office

b. answered my manager's call

c. excused my manager's insult

Contributor: Matt Errey