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be so bold

To do something that is (or could be seen as) surprising, daring, and perhaps inappropriate. This phrase can be used before such a question to soften it. That girl just got here but was so bold as to push her way to the front of the line! I can't be so bold as to ask my boss for a raise. May I be so bold as to ask for a second helping?
See also: bold

be/make so ˈbold (as to do something)

(formal) used especially when politely asking a question or making a suggestion which you hope will not offend anyone: May I make so bold, sir, as to suggest that you try the grilled fish?
See also: bold, make