far be it for (one) to (do something)

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far be it for (one) to (do something)

Used to express that it is not one's place to do or say some specific 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 you a raise for doing the same amount of work, then hey, far be it for you to deprive them of the opportunity.
See also: far, for, to
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