excuse collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈskjuːs/

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an explanation for your failure or mistake; a reason for something


Adjectives frequently used with excuse
good: acceptable, good, great, reasonableBirthdays are always a great excuse for a party!Those people who fail to attend without giving a reasonable excuse may have their benefit cut.that suits you: convenientThe government is using the recession as a convenient excuse for cutting aid budgets.bad: feeble, flimsy, lame, pathetic, poor, weakHe made some lame excuse about why he couldn’t do the work in time.
Verbs frequently used with excuse
find, give, have, invent, make, offer, provide, useDo your customers avoid your calls or give excuses when you chase them for payment?
 
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