Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

be my guest

be my guest
1) permit or encourage somebody to do something
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    • please, be my guest
  • Analysis
    This expression is a polite, informal way of granting permission and is usually used in response to a request from somebody to take, borrow, or use something belonging to you. It carries the same meaning as phrases such as 'go ahead,' 'please do,' and 'help yourself,' and can be used in either a social or professional setting. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Person A: "Do you mind if I grab another beer out of your fridge?" Person B: "Be my guest."
    2. I brought in a cake for Greta's birthday, if anyone would like some, please be my guest!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The proposal I'm presenting today is by no means set in stone, so if anybody wants to make a suggestion then, please, be my guest.
    2. Person A: "My computer is playing up at the moment. Do you mind if I quickly send an email on yours?" Person B: "Sure, be my guest."
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