not for (someone) to (do something)

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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.

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“Not for (someone) to (do something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20for%20%28someone%29%20to%20%28do%20something%29. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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