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.

Dictionary Entries Near not for (someone) to (do something)


not for (someone) to (do something)

not for want of

Cite this Entry

“Not for (someone) to (do something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!