Let it lay

Also, leave her lay. Allow it to rest; leave it alone. For example, Don’t discuss their gift anymore; let it lay. The use of her in the variant is a slangy version of “it.” [ ; first half of 1900s ]


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    Also, let her rip. Go ahead, proceed unchecked. For example, Once you get the tractor started, let it rip. The use of her in the variant comes from a tradition of referring to vehicles as feminine. [ Mid-1800s ]

  • Let it sit

    verb phrase To decline to object or interfere; acquiesce: ”He wasn’t perfect, but he tried.” I let that one sit there, unwilling to challenge her version of events/ ”Let it sit, then,” he said with the slightest of shrugs (1990s+)

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    Also, let’s see. I’m thinking about it or trying to remember, as in Let me see, I’ll be in Boston tomorrow and the next day. This idiom was first recorded in 1520.

  • Leto

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