leave it to

leave it to someone

to depend on someone to behave in a certain way. Leave it to Harry to mess things up. She did it wrong again. Leave it to Janet! Jane: Will you do this as soon as possible? Mary: Leave it to me.
See also: leave
References in classic literature ?
For the present let them bring me something to eat, for that, I feel, is what will be more to my purpose, and leave it to me to avenge myself.