Also, let slide . Allow something to be ignored or to take or continue in its natural course. For example, Bill disagreed with Mary’s description, but he let it ride , or He had a way of letting things slide . The first term, alluding to things moving along as though they were riding a horse or vehicle, dates from the early 1900s; the variant, using slide in the sense of “pass by,” dates from the late 1500s. Also see under let slip
[li-trohn] /lɪˈtroʊn/ noun 1. a walled plain in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 60 miles (100 km) in diameter.
[let] /lɛt/ verb (used with object), let, letting. 1. to allow or permit: to let him escape. 2. to allow to pass, go, or come: to let us through. 3. to grant the occupancy or use of (land, buildings, rooms, space, etc., or movable property) for rent or hire (sometimes followed by out). 4. to […]
- Let someone
, also see under let one .
- Let someone down
1. Fail to support someone; also, disappoint someone. For example, I was counting on John to come, but he let me down, or The team didn’t want to let down the coach. [ Late 1400s ] A British phrase with the same meaning is let the side down, alluding to some kind of competition (sports, […]