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excuse me (4)

This page is about the conversational phrase excuse me (4)

Meaning

This is a polite thing to say if you've accidentally done something.

For example

  • When she realized she'd stepped on my toe, she turned and said, "Excuse me."

  • When the little boy burped, he giggled and said, "Excuse me."

Note:
Also "pardon me"

Quick Quiz

You should say "Excuse me" if you've done something that could

a. help somebody

b. upset somebody

c. excite somebody

Contributor: Matt Errey