One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dare to do something (often used when politely asking a question or making a suggestion)‘what would he be calling for, if I might make so bold as to ask?’
- ‘If my friend can be so bold as to say I'm one of the funniest five people on the planet, why stop there?’
- ‘I have always thought that Stanley was saying, in coded form, that he was being so bold as to speak to a gentleman to whom he hadn't been introduced.’
- ‘I have been so bold as to rank the Bengali icons of the past hundred years.’
- ‘The people of the Pairc district of Lewis have decided to be so bold as to opt to buy the land where they live from their landlord despite the estate not being on the market.’
- ‘In fact I would even be so bold as to contend that I have a much better argument on the evidence than Peggy does.’
- ‘Might I be so bold as to suggest a synchronised charge tomorrow morning?’
- ‘Might I also be so bold as to ask why it was rejected in any case?’
- ‘There are plenty of disgusting foods out there, but I don't think there are many companies that would dare to be so bold as to stick a name like Pork Brains In Milk Gravy right on the can.’
- ‘May I be so bold as to suggest one to add to your list.’
- ‘This time, however, the judges have been so bold as to overturn a jury decision on the simple basis that in their view no reasonable jury could have arrived at the verdict that it did.’
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