Definition of excuse (or pardon) my French in English:

excuse (or pardon) my French

phrase

informal
  • Used to apologize for swearing.

    • ‘Someone brought a guitar, too, and when I saw that, that's when I got the heck out of there, if you'll pardon my French.’
    • ‘And, pardon my French, you'll rest your tired keister at night in some of the Alps' most inviting resorts and inns.’
    • ‘You see, I don't know who sent these yet, because the chicken S.O.B., pardon my French, didn't have the guts to sign his name.’
    • ‘But pardon my French; Aidan was truly being a jackass in the ballroom.’
    • ‘The fact that the bill is bloody nonsense - excuse my French - should have no impact at all; we should just forget about it!’
    • ‘So clearly the notion that it doesn't work is, if you'll pardon my French, a bunch of hooey.’
    • ‘They wouldn't know an ulterior motive if it bit them on the rear end if you'll pardon my French.’