not for (someone) to (do something)

idiom

Definition of not for (someone) to (do something)

: not the right or duty of (someone) to (do something)
  • It is not for you to say that she can't go.
  • That's not for me to decide.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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