One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express reluctance to do something which one thinks may be resented.‘far be it from me to speculate on his reasons’
- ‘Now far be it for me to advise people with huge reputations in fitness and team preparation, but proper man management and different training methods must come into play for different players and players of varied ages.’
- ‘Well, they've done their security assessment and they've come to their judgments and far be it for me to second guess them.’
- ‘Now, far be it for me to tempt fate, but these names have a certain ring to them.’
- ‘And if the bosses - far be it for me to make a decision on behalf of the bosses - found it in their heart to actually donate all of the advertising revenue, I reckon that'd be sensational.’
- ‘Ok well I'm not the biggest Eminem fan so far be it for me to defend him.’
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