I don't want to sound like a busybody, but

I don't want to sound like a busybody, but

Fig. an expression used to introduce an opinion or suggestion. Bob: I don't want to sound like a busybody, but didn't you intend to have your house painted? Bill: Well, I guess I did. Bob: I don't want to sound like a busybody, but some of your neighbors wonder if you could stop parking your car on your lawn. Sally: I'll thank you to mind your own business!
See also: but, like, sound, want
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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