Which is correct: far be it from me, or far be it for me, and what does the saying mean?
Far be it from me is actually correct, and it’s usually followed by ‘but’. It means the equivalent of ‘God forbid that …’ or ‘Don’t let me try to tell you …’ and is used in a self-deprecatory way.
Far be it from me to tell you how to run your life, but do you really think you’re making the right decision?
Far be it from me to advise you on which lawn mower to buy, but do you think that’s the best choice for your garden?