if you don't mind me saying (so)

if you don't mind me saying (so)

Said before or after a comment that one thinks may make someone else feel upset, offended, or uncomfortable, especially a very direct criticism or compliment. That's a pretty naïve statement, senator, if you don't mind me saying so. If you don't mind me saying, you are looking extremely beautiful tonight.
See also: if, mind, saying
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