make so bold (as to do something)

make so bold (as to do something)

To do something that is (or could be perceived as) surprising, daring, or perhaps inappropriate. The phrase is often used before a question to soften it. May I make so bold as to ask for a second helping? I'd like to propose a different plan, if I may make so bold.
See also: bold, make

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