far be it from me to do something


far be it from me to do something
far be it from me to do something
it is not really my place to do something. (Always followed by

but,

as in the example.) •

Far be it from me to tell you what to do, but I think you should buy the book.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • far be it from me to do something — spoken phrase used as a way of telling someone that you do not want to criticize them, disagree with them, or say something negative when in fact this is what you are doing Far be it from me to criticize, but aren’t you being a little… …   Useful english dictionary

  • far be it from me to do something — far be it from me (to do something) something that you say when you are giving advice or criticizing someone and you want to seem polite. Far be it from me to tell you what to do, but don t you think you should apologize? …   New idioms dictionary

  • far be it from me to do something — far be it from me to (do something) it is not my responsibility do or say a particular thing. Far be it from me to tell you when you should leave, but it s getting very late. Usage notes: usually said before making an argument or telling someone… …   New idioms dictionary

  • far be it from me to do something — spoken used as a way of telling someone that you do not want to criticize them, disagree with them, or say something negative when in fact this is what you are doing Far be it from me to criticize, but aren t you being a little unreasonable? …   English dictionary

  • far be it from me to do something (but … ) — far be it from me to do sth (but…) idiom (informal) used when you are just about to disagree with sb or to criticize them and you would like them to think that you do not really want to do this • Far be it from me to interfere in your affairs but …   Useful english dictionary

  • far be it from me — (to do something) something that you say when you are giving advice or criticizing someone and you want to seem polite. Far be it from me to tell you what to do, but don t you think you should apologize? …   New idioms dictionary

  • far be it from me to — (do something) it is not my responsibility do or say a particular thing. Far be it from me to tell you when you should leave, but it s getting very late. Usage notes: usually said before making an argument or telling someone to do something …   New idioms dictionary

  • far be it from me to — used to express reluctance, esp. to do something that one thinks may be resented far be it from me to speculate on his reasons …   Useful english dictionary

  • far — [ far ] (comparative far|ther [ farðər ] or fur|ther [ fɜrðər ] ; superlative far|thest [ farðəst ] or fur|thest [ fɜrðəst ] ) adjective, adverb *** Far can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: Have you traveled far today? after the verb… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • far — far1 W1S1 [fa: US fa:r] adv comparative farther [ˈfa:ðə US ˈfa:rðər] or further [ˈfə:ðə US ˈfə:rðər] superlative farthest [ˈfa:ðıst US ˈfa:r ] or furthest [ˈfə:ðıst US ˈfə:r ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(distance)¦ 2¦(a lot/very much)¦ 3¦(progress)¦ 4¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far */*/*/ — UK [fɑː(r)] / US [fɑr] adjective, adverb Word forms far : adjective far comparative farther UK [ˈfɑː(r)ðə(r)] / US [ˈfɑrðər] or further UK [ˈfɜː(r)ðə(r)] / US [ˈfɜrðər] superlative farthest UK [ˈfɑː(r)ðɪst] / US [ˈfɑrðəst] or furthest UK… …   English dictionary


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