let off

(redirected from let her off)

let off

1. To allow someone to disembark from a mode of transportation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "let" and "off." Hey, let me off! This is my stop! I'll be back to the station after I let off the rest of the passengers at the next stop.
2. To pardon, release, or allow someone to escape from blame, responsibility, obligation, or difficulty. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "let" and "off." At first, Sam was suspected of stealing money from the safe, but he was let off after security camera footage showed it was someone else. I was meant to spend the weekend cleaning out the garage, but my wife let me off so I could go on the big fishing trip with my buddies.
3. To release or emit something. I called the repair guy because the furnace suddenly stopped letting off heat last night. We dove for cover when we heard someone suddenly start letting off shots.
See also: let, off

let someone (get) off (something)

to permit someone to disembark, dismount, or leave something. Please move and let me get off the bus. Let her off!
See also: let, off

let someone off (easy)

 and let someone off
to release or dismiss someone without punishment. The judge didn't let me off easy. The judge let off Mary with a warning.
See also: let, off

let something off

to release something; to give something off. The engine let some evil smelling smoke off. The flower let off a wonderful smell.
See also: let, off

let off

1. Release by exploding; see blow off steam.
2. Allow to go free or escape; excuse from punishment. For example, They let her off from attending graduation, or The headmaster let him off with a reprimand. [Early 1800s] Also see off the hook.
See also: let, off

let off

v.
1. To allow someone to disembark from a vehicle: My house is just down the street, but you can let me off at the corner. The bus driver let off the passengers at the terminal.
2. To excuse or pardon someone from something unpleasant, as punishment or work: I'm going to let you off this once, but if I catch you cheating again, you're going to be expelled. The police arrested the leader and let off the rest of the gang with only a warning.
3. To emit something, as heat, gas, or sound: The stove lets off a lot of heat.
4. To detonate or discharge something: The police officer let off a warning shot. We let a firecracker off in the park.
See also: let, off
References in periodicals archive ?
Then he said he would let her off if she kissed him and pushed her against a wall.
It's a good job for Gillian that we are prepared to let her off, otherwise she may have to stay in Sudan for her own safety
WeOll let her off this once, though, because her latest accessory, five-month-old daughter Gracie, looks so cute in her ensemble.
Suzy the springer spaniel-cross toppled over the sheer cliff in Pembrokeshire after her owner let her off her lead.
Suzy the springer spaniel cross toppled over the sheer cliff in Pembrokeshire after her owner let her off her lead yesterday morning.
Mr Davies told him: ``You thought it was a lark not to let her off until she kissed you.
With a godly context, a little "reality therapy", some encouragement, and the firm refusal of both her mother and her teacher to let her off the hook, I believe Shelley learned an important lesson that day.
He let her off to meet her mum, Veronica, and Hannah was dragged under the wheels as he drove away again.
After a judge rejected a plea bargain that would have let her off with a year in jail, Cindy Green, 44, entered the plea Wednesday to animal cruelty, possession of cocaine and heroin, failure to care for an animal and possession of a smoking device.
ALEX Turner was so keen to pull an Oriental barmaid after his gig he begged her boss to let her off early.
One woman survived last week's bombing and yesterday, when she began to feel uncomfortable on the bus, asked the bus driver to let her off early; again she survived.
A PORN star has claimed a US police officer let her off drug charges in exchange for a sex act.
But magistrates refused to fine her and let her off the pounds 781 court costs, saying it could happen to anyone.
But we'll let her off - it is summer in Oz, after all.
Ironically, three days after she was stopped she was in court for driving at 73mph in a 40mph zone, but was let her off with six points.