except for
preposition Date: 15th century 1. with the exception of <
everyone was gone except for me
>
2. were it not for <
except for you I would be dead
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • except for — • but for • except for (from Idioms in Speech) if it had not been for (if it was not for) But for that your uncle would have been dead long ago. (J. Galsworthy) It was curious to reflect that, but for his meeting with these down and outs, he… …   Idioms and examples

  • except for — preposition : except II 1 except for your presence I would be bored …   Useful english dictionary

  • except for — or {formal}[but for] {prep.} 1. With the exception of; if (a certain person or thing) were left out; omitting. * /Except for John, the whole class passed the test./ 2. Without. * /I d have been lost but for you./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • except for — or {formal}[but for] {prep.} 1. With the exception of; if (a certain person or thing) were left out; omitting. * /Except for John, the whole class passed the test./ 2. Without. * /I d have been lost but for you./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • except\ for — or formal but for prep. 1. With the exception of; if (a certain person or thing) were left out; omitting. Except for John, the whole class passed the test. 2. Without. I d have been lost but for you …   Словарь американских идиом

  • except for — idi if it were not for: She would travel more except for lack of money[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • except for — with the exception of, apart from, besides …   English contemporary dictionary

  • except for one thing — not including something in particular. The car is beautiful and perfect, except for one thing the price …   New idioms dictionary

  • Except for opinion — An auditor s opinion reflecting the fact that the auditor was unable to audit certain areas of the company s operations because of restrictions imposed by management or other conditions beyond the auditor s control. The New York Times Financial… …   Financial and business terms

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