not for someone to do something


not for someone to do something
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. [=it is not appropriate for you to say she can't go; you cannot decide that she cannot go]

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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