- with due respect
- used when you are going to disagree with someone or criticize someone, in order to sound more polite
With due respect, is that question relevant?with (all) due respect to:
With all due respect to the staff, I think the exam results could have been better.Thesaurus: ways of making or receiving criticism or blamehyponym to criticize, accuse or blamesynonymMain entry: due
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.