an apology for

a very poor example of.

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  • (an) apology for something — an apology for something informal phrase something that is of very bad quality They lived in what was a miserable apology for a house. Thesaurus: something that is of very bad qualitysynonym Main entry: apology …   Useful english dictionary

  • be an apology for something — be an apology for (something) humorous to be a very bad example of something. That old thing is an apology for a car …   New idioms dictionary

  • be an apology for — (something) humorous to be a very bad example of something. That old thing is an apology for a car …   New idioms dictionary

  • an apology for something — informal something that is of very bad quality They lived in what was a miserable apology for a house …   English dictionary

  • make no apology for something — make no aˈpology/aˈpologies for sth idiom if you say that you make no apology/apologies for sth, you mean that you do not feel that you have said or done anything wrong Main entry: ↑apologyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Augsburg Confession, Apology for the —  Аугсбургского вероисповедания апология …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Apology — A*pol o*gy, n.; pl. {Apologies}. [L. apologia, Gr. ?; ? from + ?: cf. F. apologie. See {Apologetic}.] 1. Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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