One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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