I beg your pardon (or pardon me)

I beg your pardon (or pardon me)
used to express polite apology or to indicate that one has not heard or understood something.
pardon

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • beg your pardon — ◇ The phrase I beg your pardon is used in polite speech to apologize when you have done something impolite or when you have made a mistake. I beg your pardon. [=sorry, excuse me] I didn t mean to bump into you like that. I beg your pardon. You re …   Useful english dictionary

  • beg your pardon — I. excuse me, please do not be offended    I beg your pardon, but I am using this phone booth. II. what did you say? will you repeat what you said?    Beg your pardon? Did you say you are Paul Newman? …   English idioms

  • beg your pardon — (I) beg your pardon See at: pardon me …   New idioms dictionary

  • beg your pardon — excuse me, pardon me …   English contemporary dictionary

  • I beg your pardon — 1) spoken formal used for asking someone to repeat something because you did not hear them. Pardon? or Sorry? are less formal ways of saying this Are you ready to leave? I beg your pardon? I was just asking if you re ready to leave. 2) spoken… …   English dictionary

  • I beg your pardon — (I) beg your pardon See at: pardon me …   New idioms dictionary

  • I beg your pardon? — ● pardon …   Useful english dictionary

  • I beg your pardon — excuse me, pardon me, please forgive me …   English contemporary dictionary

  • I BEG YOUR PARDON — …   Useful english dictionary

  • beg — [beg] v past tense and past participle begged present participle begging ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ask)¦ 2¦(money/food)¦ 3¦(animal)¦ 4 I beg your pardon 5 I beg to differ 6 beg the question 7 be going begging 8 beg, borrow, or steal ▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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