not place

not one's place

not one's role to do something. It was not my place to criticize my boss. It was not Bill's place to ask the questions; it's my project.
See also: not, place
References in classic literature ?
She thought the voice familiar, but could not place it, though her heart whispered that it might belong to the young stranger of her dreams.
And yet you warn me that I must not place my love too high.
Shipmates, I do not place Jonah before you to be copied for his sin but I do place him before you as a model for repentance.
It was reasonable that he should feel he had been wrong; he had liberality, and he had the means of exercising it; and though she would not place herself as his principal inducement, she could, perhaps, believe that remaining partiality for her might assist his endeavours in a cause where her peace of mind must be materially concerned.
There was something strangely familiar about his face, and yet I could not place him.
If our hospitality does not place Miss Lindsay above suspicion, the more shame for us.
But it was not so near that "Blinder," as the mob had promptly christened his neighbor, did not place his shaft just within the mark.
She had met many a panthan--they came and went, following the fighting of a world--but she could not place this one.
Personally, I do not place much stock in Professor Cortoran's theory, though I admit that I am prejudiced.
But that last hypothesis was unthinkable, since one could not place them anywhere outside those special establishments.
Oh, do not place any reliance on that, madame; one drop of that elixir sufficed to recall life to a dying child, but three drops would have impelled the blood into his lungs in such a way as to have produced most violent palpitations; six would have suspended his respiration, and caused syncope more serious than that in which he was; ten would have destroyed him.
The workmen had gone only last night; and the last piece of work they did was the hanging of the heavy curtains which looped midway the length of the saloon--divided it in two if released, cutting off the after end with its companion-way leading direct on the poop, from the forepart with its outlet on the deck; making a privacy within a privacy, as though Captain Anthony could not place obstacles enough between his new happiness and the men who shared his life at sea.
Rene, leave that where it is; monsieur did not place it there without intention.
Lebanese farmers are very likely to revolt very soon if officials do not place their interests among their top priorities this year," he said.
LOWELL - The Lowell School Board has voted 4-1 to not place an $11 million bond measure on the November ballot to finance a new K-12 school.