Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma
Exempt someone or something from a general rule or practice, as in
Because it's your birthday, I'll make an exception and let you stay up as late as you want
. This expression was first recorded about 1391.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Word of The Day
Word Value for
Words With Friends
make an exception
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
(...) and they will show themselves great, though they make an exception in your favor to all their...
Ralph Waldo Emerson