Let it sit
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+)
- Let me see
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.
[lee-toh] /ˈli toʊ/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis, called Latona by the Romans. /ˈliːtəʊ/ noun 1. the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis Roman name Latona
[luh too-key] /lə tuˈkeɪ/ noun 1. a town in N France, on the English Channel, near Boulogne: seaside summer resort; airport.
[adjective let-out; noun let-out] /adjective ˈlɛtˈaʊt; noun ˈlɛtˌaʊt/ adjective 1. (of fur) processed by cutting parallel diagonal slashes into the pelt and sewing the slashed edges together to lengthen the pelt and to improve the appearance of the fur. noun 2. Chiefly British. a means of escape; loophole.
- Let ride
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 […]