with all due respect


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with (all due) respect

A phrase used to politely disagree with someone. With all due respect, sir, I think we could look at this situation differently. With respect, I just don't see it that way.
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with all due respect

Although I think highly of you, as in With all due respect, you haven't really answered my question, or With all due respect, that account doesn't fit the facts. This phrase always precedes a polite disagreement with what a person has said or brings up a controversial point. [c. 1800]
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with all due respect

Although I give you appropriate consideration and deference. This polite little phrase, dating from 1800 or even earlier, always precedes a statement that either disagrees with what has been said or broaches a controversial point. Thus the Church Times (1978) stated, “With all due respect to your correspondents, I do not think they have answered M. J. Feaver’s question.”
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With all due respect to Joe Vagana and Steele Retchless, I've got better things to do than watch London Broncos against Bradford ruddy Bulls.
Please God, with all due respect to a wonderful prelate, Cardinal Ambrozic will jump off the fence and back onto the "ground" of true compassion, thus annihilating this "BUT."
With all due respect to Gary McSheffery, at Coventry, is he really the type of player we should be looking at?
WITH all due respect to JK Rowling, who has proved herself to be a children's storyteller of merit and an astute businesswoman, am I the only person increasingly disillusioned by the hype that surrounds every new instalment of her Harry Potter books?
His dire proclamations about the passenger's travel plans typically begin with phrases like "With all due respect" and "Sir, if you could just listen to me for a second."
England captain Beckham said: ``It's hard to know how we can beat Juventus and then draw with Bolton, with all due respect to them.''
"I have no doubt that the US and Saudi Arabia have been the two countries that have worked together the closest in this war on terrorism, with all due respect to those who say otherwise," he said.
With all due respect to the Queens Museum (which is sharing the honors for this show with the Walker Art Center, one of the more intelligent museums in your country, and the Miami Art Museum), I would have liked to see it at a Manhattan venue, since it seems that many art lovers on that small island rarely cross over to other boroughs to see art (although they do so to get on airplanes).
With all due respect, the author did not do his homework.
'With all due respect, at the age of 74 medyo mahirap na ang hearing ko po (I have hearing problems)With due respect po pwede pong (can you make it) a little louder so I can hear well,' he said.
With all due respect to Birmingham, his move there has suited him because there's less pressure on him to perform at his best level as regularly.
AFTER all is said and done , with all due respect to the North Wales Chief Constable, terrorism has been with us since Biblical times, and will still be with us when he has gone from t his planet.
The 23-year-old Czech millionairess, who first made her name fronting Wonderbra's "Hello Boys" billboard ads, insists: "I'm still the little girl who takes out the garbage." With all due respect, Eva, that's a load of rubbish.
Likewise, for members of Congress to start incorporating this "nonsectarian" religion into the process of governance is both unconstitutional and -- with all due respect -- beyond the competence of that body.