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English definition of “if I may be/make so bold (as to)”

if I may be/make so bold (as to)

old-fashioned formal
a polite way of asking for or suggesting something when you do not want to offend someone: If I may be so bold, you still haven't mentioned why you're here.Suggestions and proposals
(Definition of if I may be/make so bold (as to) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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