mean no offense
Definition of mean no offense
: 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?
Word by Word Definitions
: an act of stumbling
: a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block
: something that outrages the moral or physical senses
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