far be it from me to criticize, but ...

far be it from me to criticize, but ...
  • я отнюдь не собираюсь критиковать, но ...

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  • far be it from me to do something — spoken phrase used as a way of telling someone that you do not want to criticize them, disagree with them, or say something negative when in fact this is what you are doing Far be it from me to criticize, but aren’t you being a little… …   Useful english dictionary

  • far be it from me to do something — spoken used as a way of telling someone that you do not want to criticize them, disagree with them, or say something negative when in fact this is what you are doing Far be it from me to criticize, but aren t you being a little unreasonable? …   English dictionary

  • far be it from me — idi I do not wish or dare (to interrupt, criticize, etc.): Far be it from me to complain, but it s cold in here[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • far be it from me to do something (but … ) — far be it from me to do sth (but…) idiom (informal) used when you are just about to disagree with sb or to criticize them and you would like them to think that you do not really want to do this • Far be it from me to interfere in your affairs but …   Useful english dictionary

  • far — [ far ] (comparative far|ther [ farðər ] or fur|ther [ fɜrðər ] ; superlative far|thest [ farðəst ] or fur|thest [ fɜrðəst ] ) adjective, adverb *** Far can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: Have you traveled far today? after the verb… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • far — adj., adv. 1) far from (far from the city; the problem is far from being solved) 2) by far (she is by far the better player) 3) (misc.) to go far on one s connections; far be it from me to criticize, but... USAGE NOTE: The phrases by far and far… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • far — [[t]fɑ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦ (Far has two comparatives, farther and further, and two superlatives, farthest and furthest. Farther and farthest are used mainly in sense 1, and are dealt with here. Further and furthest are dealt with in separate entries …   English dictionary

  • far — farness, n. /fahr/, adv., adj., farther or further, farthest or furthest. adv. 1. at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet. 2. at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into the… …   Universalium

  • far — far1 W1S1 [fa: US fa:r] adv comparative farther [ˈfa:ðə US ˈfa:rðər] or further [ˈfə:ðə US ˈfə:rðər] superlative farthest [ˈfa:ðıst US ˈfa:r ] or furthest [ˈfə:ðıst US ˈfə:r ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(distance)¦ 2¦(a lot/very much)¦ 3¦(progress)¦ 4¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far — 1 adverb comparative farther or further superlative farthest or furthest A LONG DISTANCE 1 LONG DISTANCE a long distance: Have you driven far? | We walked much further than we had intended. | far away: My parents don t live far away. | far… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • criticize — criticize, reprehend, blame, censure, reprobate, condemn, denounce are comparable when they mean to find fault with someone or something openly, often publicly, and with varying degrees of severity. Criticize in its basic sense does not carry… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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