As a practicing cardiologist, there are 10 excuses I hear most often.
In each case, the reason has been the same: the belief that the song “excuses rape culture” and “is unacceptable.”
But by next spring or summer, it may be someone else sputtering for excuses.
A Facebook group protesting the shirt complained it “appears to make a joke of the excuses perpetrators use for domestic abuse.”
If you think you've heard these excuses before, you're right.
He is not married and so cannot plead a wife and family as excuses for getting into debt.
The most hopeless ill-doer is he who excuses himself angrily.
The excuses the Germans have offered for their barbarities suggest a confusion of intellect that can only lead to a like result.
His carelessness about his character is one of his excuses: a very bad one.
He had been meditating upon a thousand possible explanations, excuses, apologies, and his tongue would not utter one of them.
early 13c., "attempt to clear (someone) from blame," from Old French escuser (12c., Modern French excuser) "apologize, make excuses; pardon, exonerate," from Latin excusare "excuse, make an excuse for, release from a charge," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + causa "accusation, legal action" (see cause).
Meaning "to obtain exemption or release" is from mid-15c.; that of "to accept another's plea of excuse" is from early 14c. Excuse me as a mild apology or statement of polite disagreement is from c.1600.
late 14c., "action of offering an apology," from Old French excuse, from excuser (see excuse (v.)). The sense of "that serves as a reason for being excused" is recorded from late 15c.
A version or example of: He's a rotten excuse for a lawyer (1940s+)