not (one's) place (to do something)

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not (one's) place (to do something)

To not have the authority in one's role or status to do or say something. I know you're just trying to help, Mom, but it's not your place to discipline my kids. I know you're worried about your brother's marriage, but it's not your place to tell him how to live his life.
See also: not, place
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not one's place

not one's role to do something. It was not my place to criticize my boss. It was not Bill's place to ask the questions; it's my project.
See also: not, place
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cedarhurst isn't our place of business; it's your place of residence.
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"As players we feel it isn't our place to get involved in what appears to be a complex issue between the Samoan union and World Rugby," an RFU spokesperson said in a statement issued on behalf of the players.
An RFU spokesperson said in a statement issued on behalf of the players read: "As players we feel it isn't our place to get involved in what appears to be a complex issue between the Samoan union and World Rugby."