English version

an apology for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishan apology for somethingan apology for somethingBAD ATa very bad example of something They served us up an apology for a meal. apology
Examples from the Corpus
an apology for somethingYou owe him an apology for misjudging him and suspecting his motives at every turn.Thornton included an apology for Blake's designs.A taxi brought us to a boarding house she knew, and we're shown into an apology for a bedroom.Yet again, it is an apology for failure.Rawls's work is an apology for the weak, atomistic and relativistic culture which we see all around us.Then he gave a little nod, an apology for interrupting, and leaned the bike against the back porch.Proponents of such a view owe us an apology for three avoidable Tory victories.Dear Maggie, I feel I owe you an apology for abandoning your esteemed Victorian values.
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