Present Company Excepted Meaning
(idiomatic) These negative remarks do not pertain to anyone who is currently listening to them (including the speaker).
Example: 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch. 54:
Everybody it appears, the present company excepted, has plotted against Mrs Snagsbyâ€™s peace.
1921, P. G. Wodehouse, Indiscretions of Archie, ch. 26:
"I say, Reggie, old thingâ€”present company exceptedâ€”have there been any loonies in your family?"
2009 Dec. 2, Romesh Ratnesar and Bill Saporito, "How Will Tiger Woods' Apology Affect His Image?," Time (retrieved 15 Sept 2013):
Well, even Stanford guys aren't perfect (present company excepted, of course).