let the chips fall where they may

Let the chips fall where they may.

Prov. Let something happen regardless of the consequences and no matter what happens. I'm going to tell Ellen the truth about her husband, let the chips fall where they may. Kathy decided to risk her money on the investment, and let the chips fall where they may.
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let the chips fall where they may

  (American)
to do something without worrying about the effects of your actions She promised to ask a series of questions in her interview and let the chips fall where they may.
See also: chip, fall, let, may

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 task of cutting logs and not worry about small chips). [Late 1800s]
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Rather than hiding their furtive discussions in private emails, text messages and one-on-one personal contacts to avoid being required to meet in public, the board should have gone ahead with Berman's presumably negative evaluation and let the chips fall where they may.
President Obama, driven by domestic concerns and distracted by crises in Ukraine, Syria and the one-again broken Israeli-Palestinian peace process, has chosen to let the chips fall where they may in Afghanistan.
We should establish a color metric that encompasses the ideal and let the chips fall where they may.
The job as a coach is to put this team in the best possible position to win and let the chips fall where they may.
It's still not a guarantee, but it's just sort of what I do and I let the chips fall where they may.
Instead of a proactive approach to try to influence the most dramatic developments in the region in decades, the US will largely sit it out and let the chips fall where they may.
But he said when he pleaded guilty and become a government witness, he decided to "tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
The situation with the clinics seems also something made in a hurry and so let the chips fall where they may, comments Natasa Boskovska for Nova Makedonija.
You're better off following their orders and let the chips fall where they may.
But if we play to the best of our abilities then I'm willing to let the chips fall where they may.
I would like to see both [Employment Non-Discrimination Act] and 'don't ask, don't tell' [repeal] legislation passed and just let the chips fall where they may," he says.
Others dive right in and let the chips fall where they may.
Philosophy is not for weak souls, as it strives to be intellectually honest and let the chips fall where they may.
An editorial cartoonist should be more than the opinion page's comedic relief, waking up each morning not as a jester but rather a rough-and-tumble member of the editorial board, armed with ideas, meditations, observations, and a healthy dose of outrage, ready to speak the truth, prepared to let the chips fall where they may no matter how politically incorrect, no matter how few people end up laughing.
The entire justification for the highly contentious exercise known as the 9/11 Commission has been to provide Americans with a full accounting of that terrible day, let the chips fall where they may.
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