Definition of if you'll pardon the expression in English:

if you'll pardon the expression

phrase

  • Used to apologize for having used or being about to use coarse or offensive expressions.

    ‘four of those years I spend in a bloody prison camp—if you'll pardon the expression’
    • ‘This can make any sort of naughtiness a highly risky affair, if you'll pardon the expression.’
    • ‘I was chomping on metaphorical toes, if you'll pardon the expression.’
    • ‘As the author explains, it is quite difficult to invest in sex through the public securities markets; most porn companies are privately held, if you'll pardon the expression.’
    • ‘Event number 4 was another text message saying that Jenny's guy had, if you'll pardon the expression, sealed the deal.’
    • ‘It doesn't stick with you as a whole, though some moments glisten from the happiness the actors find in, if you'll pardon the expression, stretching.’
    • ‘Now we're getting warm, if you'll pardon the expression.’
    • ‘And in fact we launched, if you'll pardon the expression, a mission to planet Earth that involved and is still involving, a series of spacecraft that are designed to continue those investigations looking back at our own planet.’
    • ‘She liked them at first, but they soon drove her bananas, if you'll pardon the expression.’
    • ‘Like all well-known facts, this one bears, if you'll pardon the expression, a germ of truth.’
    • ‘The storyline is a trifle thin, and the supporting characters not very well fleshed out, if you'll pardon the expression, but the film is brimming with a very British sense of charm and style.’