English version

do something to the exclusion of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdo something to the exclusion of somethingdo something to the exclusion of somethingINCLUDEto do something so much that you do not do, include, or have time for other things Your essays tend to concentrate on one theme to the exclusion of everything else. exclusion
Examples from the Corpus
do something to the exclusion of somethingThe countries agreed to trade as much as possible among themselves, to the exclusion of outsiders.Completely and exclusively passionate to the exclusion of all else, even conversation.I thought about the sound of contact, to the exclusion of everything else.It would be a mistake to point to any single explanation to the exclusion of the others.Should you use one to the exclusion of the others?The focus of this book is upon the social element, but not to the exclusion of the physical parameters.The great need, in his view, is to cultivate selfless or detached action to the exclusion of egocentric activity.They will concentrate on reaching the eighteen-to-forty-nine-year-old population group, to the exclusion of all others.Two other Republican senators also objected to the exclusion of minor provisions in Colorado and Virginia.
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