mean no offense

idiom

: to not want to cause a person or group to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done
I mean no offense, but isn't there someone more qualified for the job?

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“Mean no offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20no%20offense. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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