see under let someone down , def. 1.
- Let there be light
The words with which, according to the Book of Genesis, God called light into being on the first day of Creation. (See In the beginning.)
- Let the good times roll
verb phrase To enjoy oneself; be joyous, gregarious, and bibulous [1900+ Jazz musicians; the phrase is still associated with New Orleans]
- Let the chips fall where they may
No matter what the consequences, as in I’m going to tell the truth about what happened, and let the chips fall where they may. This metaphoric term alludes to chopping wood and is usually joined to a statement that one should do what is right (that is, the woodcutter should pay attention to the main […]
[let-er-woo d] /ˈlɛt ərˌwʊd/ noun 1. .