no offense

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of no offense

used before a statement to say that one does not want the person or group that one is speaking to to feel hurt, angry, or upset by what one is about to say
  • No offense, but I think you are mistaken.

Word by Word Definitions

offense play
  1. : an act of stumbling

  2. : a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block

  3. : something that outrages the moral or physical senses


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