English version

present company excepted

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpresent company exceptedpresent company exceptedspokenINCLUDE used when you are criticizing a group of people and you want to tell the people you are with that they are not included in the criticism Women are never satisfied with anything! Present company excepted, of course. present
Examples from the Corpus
present company exceptedAll men are selfish pigs - present company excepted.
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