there is no excuse for something

1) used for emphasizing that you think someone's behaviour is very bad

There's no excuse for her talking to you like that.

2) used for saying that someone should definitely do something

She only lives five minutes away, so there's really no excuse for not visiting her.


English dictionary. 2014.

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