allow me

allow me

Let me do it. This is a set phrase that typically precedes a polite action or gesture. "Allow me," my date said before opening my car door. Allow me—I'll open the wine bottle.
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allow me

 and permit me
Please let me help you. (*Typically said by someone politely assisting another person, as by opening a door or providing some personal service. In Allow me, the stress is usually on me. In Permit me, the stress is usually on -mit.) Tom and Jane approached the door. "Allow me," said Tom, grabbing the doorknob. "Permit me," said Fred, pulling out a gold-plated lighter and lighting Jane's cigarette.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

allow ˈme

(spoken) used to offer help politely: ‘I’ll just take these bags upstairs.’ ‘Allow me.’
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References in classic literature ?
"I wish your majesty to allow me assistance in the labors of the office of intendant."
But, of course, if I had one, my conscience would not allow me to eat it.