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make bold

To do something that is (or could be seen as) surprising, daring, and perhaps inappropriate. This phrase can be used before such a question to soften it. May I make bold and ask for a second helping? I wouldn't presume to make bold and suggest any wrongdoing on the councilor's part.
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make bold

Also, make so bold as. Dare, presume, take the liberty of doing something, as in Let me make bold and ask you to back me as a member, or I will not make so bold as to criticize a respected scholar. This expression was frequently used by Shakespeare but is heard less often today. [Late 1500s]
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make bold

To venture: I will not make so bold as to criticize such a scholar.
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Above the little brake, the flocks of birds still held their flight, circling with heavy wings about the spot, struggling at times against the torrent of wind, and then favoured by their position and height, making bold swoops upon the thicket, away from which, however, they never failed to sail, screaming in terror, as if apprised, either by sight or instinct, that the hour of their voracious dominion had not yet fully arrived.
After resigning from provisional ministry BAP leader is not holding back and making bold statements against his party chief and head of government.
Prince Philip has a record of making bold comments though, most of these jokes, over the years.
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She said Mascom continued to solidify its leadership position by making bold investment decisions and introducing new concepts and new services to the market.
'The state of Penang, according to the Chief Minister, can only improve further economically, environmentally and sustainably by learning from the experts, looking ahead and making bold decisions for our future generation,' she said.
"The Lebanese Forces Party supports making bold decisions for the benefit of the nation and the people," he went on, stressing that "citizens' supreme interest lies in adopting long-term measures and not immediate interests that could lead to the country's bankruptcy." "We have to deal with matters responsibly, giving priority to the annual budget and to reducing the state's deficit through austerity," the Labor Minister corroborated.
Under my leadership, I want you to know that we are making bold changes and significant commitments.
"Laura has been an integral member of our team since the very beginning and has a strong track record for making bold and decisive leadership decisions," Nuzio said in a statement.
Interbrand London chief executive Christian Purser said: "Leading brands are more customer obsessed than ever, bringing the voice of the customer into every aspect of their business, making bold moves and taking calculated risks based on customer understanding.
Still considered to be one of the cheapest fabrics in the market today, Ankara which is popularly referred to as African print, is making bold statements/impact in the fashion world.
He probably wants to get a place in history by making bold statements," he suggested.
Berlusconi, now in his 80s, is a famous tycoon and politician, widely known for making bold remarks, with an ongoing thirst to be in the limelight.
He added: "It is no good making bold statements that this and that won't happen because things do happen and when they do you deal with them."