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Meaning of “if I may be/make so bold (as to)” in the English Dictionary

"if I may be/make so bold (as to)" in British English

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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.
(Definition of if I may be/make so bold (as to) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “if I may be/make so bold (as to)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 请允许我冒昧地………
in Chinese (Traditional) 請允許我冒昧地……
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