Definition of pardon me for — in English:

pardon me for —

phrase

  • Used to express in a sarcastic way one's indignation at being criticized for doing something.

    ‘‘Well, pardon me for breathing!’’
    • ‘So you'll pardon me for not taking West's feigned outrage seriously.’
    • ‘Well, pardon me for not packing a huge can of Raid, but the only other way to get rid of an insect problem is to step on 'em!’
    • ‘‘Well, pardon me for being so caring,’ Darren said sarcastically.’
    • ‘So you'll pardon me for not buying the administration's story at this point.’