if you don't mind my/me asking

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of if you don't mind my/me asking

used with a question as a polite way of asking something that could be annoying or offensive
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Word by Word Definitions

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely

my play
  1. : of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person

  1. : muscle : muscle and

me play
  1. : objective case of i

ask play asking
  1. : to call on for an answer

  2. : to put a question about

  3. : speak, utter

  1. : something asked for, requested, or required of someone


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