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far be it for me to (do something)
It is not my place to do or say this particular thing. The phrase is often used as an introduction before saying or doing that very thing. A corruption of the phrase "far be it from one to do something." Far be it for me to tell you how much to work on this report, but do you really think it's thorough enough? If they want to give me a raise for doing the same amount of work, then hey, far be it for me to deprive them of the opportunity.
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