in my humble opinion


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in my humble opinion

A phrase used to present one's viewpoint or beliefs with an awareness or cautiousness that the listener might disagree or be offended. Often abbreviated as "IMHO." In my humble opinion, that paint color doesn't work for this room, but then again, green isn't my favorite color.
See also: humble, opinion

in my humble opinion

Cliché a phrase introducing the speaker's opinion. "In my humble opinion," began Fred, arrogantly, "I have achieved what no one else ever could." Bob: What are we going to do about the poor condition of the house next door? Bill: In my humble opinion, we will mind our own business.
See also: humble, opinion
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The less said about Irenaeus and his protoevangelium the better, in my humble opinion. RWK
REGARDING the Chavasse Garden: In my humble opinion this oasis should be left untouched.
There is no greater mass-produced, affordable safety device around in my humble opinion.
In my humble opinion the worst move we have made in this country was to lump libraries as 'leisure' with sport, dancing, fishing, etc.
Qevin Oji of grapevine press agrees: "In my humble opinion, black bookstores are the greatest and most unexpected censors of black gay and lesbian publishing, by refusing to stock books for lesbian and gay customers.
The French star of Jules et Jim, Via Maria!, Bay of Angels, Diary of a Chambermaid, and one of the most beautiful women in cinema (in my humble opinion), was arriving the next day.
And a reader wrote, `May I assure you that this was classically a match where the scoreboard did not reflect the game I was watching--England were, in my humble opinion, lucky to score nil.'
In my humble opinion, this is the only and true spirit of the law, forgiving with free will.
Arroyo case, questioning the validity of the charges against her and citing the violation of her rights is, in my humble opinion, quite telling.
In my humble opinion, the American electorate are right not to rely just on human nature to press the nuclear button, but be guided by something or someone higher.