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let it/her rip

  (mainly American informal)
if someone lets a vehicle rip, they make it move very fast She put her foot on the car's accelerator, and he said, 'OK, let her rip'.
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let rip

 
1. to suddenly express your emotions without control This time I was furious and I let rip. He's a very restrained sort of person - you can't imagine him ever really letting rip.
2. (British & Australian very informal) to allow gas to escape from your bottom loudly You can't just let rip when you're in a smart restaurant.
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The ex-chiropodist let rip in his inimitable fashion this week, accusing Stephane Henchoz of spitting at him while mischievously directing two fingers at the Kop when they inquired of the score.
Run a hose out to the garden den, hook up your sprinklers and let rip.
THERE was much frantic nudging of elbows when Conservative David Davies let rip at the economic development committee.
There's also a chance at the end of the class to let rip with some jazz and African dance.
He let rip with a verbal volley and turned the air so blue the poor whistler had no option but to show red.
The New Ipswich boss let rip at former Republic striker Cas, who suggested Keane wouldn't work again after walking out on Sunderland last December.
They led 10-3 at half-time with tries by Mark Sibson and Gareth Riley, but let rip in the second half scoring 45 unanswered points.
I'm gagging to be on the loose again and let rip," he says ominously.
LOUDMOUTH Alf Garnett got the nation laughing as he let rip with his outrageous opinions in the sitcom as Till Death Us Do Part topped the TV ratings.
Geordie presenters Ant and Dec were forced to apologise live on air after the former Sex Pistol let rip when he learnt viewers had voted for him to stay in the jungle for at least another day.
WELL folks, Lisa has finally done what she's been promising for the last 12 days or so and let rip at the housemates.
He hunched slightly and, with Frankie holding his drill bit to the rock face, let rip.
Zahovic let rip at Slovenia coach Katanec for substituting him in their opening match against Spain.
Sub Ben Burgess completed the recovery with a last-gasp leveller but Holloway let rip.
Kate and Jim (right) caused quite a stir at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles last week when they let rip with an almighty row.