far be it from me


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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.
See also: far

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?
See also: far