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

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"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)

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