Definition of far be it from (or for) me to in English:

far be it from (or for) me to

phrase

  • Used to express reluctance to do something which one thinks may be resented.

    ‘far be it from me to speculate on his reasons’
    • ‘Ok well I'm not the biggest Eminem fan so far be it for me to defend him.’
    • ‘Now, far be it for me to tempt fate, but these names have a certain ring to them.’
    • ‘Well, they've done their security assessment and they've come to their judgments and far be it for me to second guess 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.’
    • ‘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.’