Make an exception

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Definition

to make an exception: to do something differently, not according to the usual rules
idiom

an exception: an anomaly, an irregularity, a peculiarity; an exclusion, an omission; an exemption
noun

Examples

  • "Hannah : In your case that was the exception rather than the rule."
  • "None of our products are tested on animals (other than our test monkeys, which are a "special" exception, and never exposed to any real danger), and Delavigne is proud to support environmental initiatives all over the world."
  • "Not only are private plane flights expensive and wasteful, but Horatio is terrified of machines, with the exception of his juicer."
  • "Well it's against regulations to accept tips, but I guess I could make an exception."
  • "No exceptions!"
  • "Philip Cheeter : Oh yeah baby, I don't usually go for older women Liz, but in your case, I'll make a royal exception!"

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