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interj. "Literally, 'without vowing', this is added to any casual promise to avoid it being taken as an absolute undertaking." (Glinert)
"Bli neder, I'll have the schedule posted by Friday."
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Heb בלי נדר bli néder, Yiddish בלי־נדר bli-néyder
b'li neder, beli neder
Often abbreviated B"N.
Jewish law regards undertaking even minor oaths or promises very seriously. Therefore, this phrase is often said just before or after expressing the intention to do something in the future so that one is not responsible for breaking a vow.
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