Bush apologists, as always, are ready with excuses, like playing the Terrorism Card.
A Facebook group protesting the shirt complained it “appears to make a joke of the excuses perpetrators use for domestic abuse.”
Tlass laid out what he called a long line of U.S. “excuses” for not helping the rebels in their struggle.
If you think you've heard these excuses before, you're right.
“But no excuses,” he added, making as forceful an excuse as he could.
He is not married and so cannot plead a wife and family as excuses for getting into debt.
You can walk through a quadrille, so you need not begin with excuses.
The excuses the Germans have offered for their barbarities suggest a confusion of intellect that can only lead to a like result.
There was no loophole here for excuses or getting off, "Whatsoever ye do."
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+)