sorry about that

sorry about that
AND sorry ’bout that inter j. sorry; whoops. (A gross understatement, said more as a self-deprecating joke than as an apology.)
You spill hot cocoa on my coat, and all you can say is “Sorry ’bout that”?
When the passenger stepped on my toe, she said, “Sorry about that.”

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