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present company excepted

Definition of present company excepted in English:

Excluding those who are here now: he’s the hardest bargainer in the business, present company excepted of course
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  • He is a really smart guy, he's been managing editor of ‘The New York Times’ and he has been writing I would say the best column in American journalism over the past two years, present company excepted.
  • Present company excepted, I think it's just an excuse for the vain and shallow to fill their otherwise empty leisure time.
  • Well, I think we do know that the television media - present company excepted of course - have not been giving him a very good break.
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