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.
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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
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I think you should be the bigger person and apologise for what came out about his past and admit that wasn't your place to bring that up.
Judge Peter Armstrong said: "It wasn't your place to get involved." Heslop replied from the dock: "No sir."
However, it wasn't your place to tell him what happened, which I'm sure you now realise.