let the dog see the rabbit

let the dog see the rabbit

To remove unnecessary obstructions, impediments, or restrictions so as to allow someone or something to work they way they or it want or are meant to. An allusion to greyhound racing, in which the dogs chase a live or mechanical rabbit around the race track. Every artistic decision we make in the movie has to go back and be approved by the head office. I wish they'd let the dog see the rabbit and just let us get on with it! You've added too many bells and whistles to the whole process. Focus on creating a clean, simple user interface and let the dog see the rabbit.
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let the dog see the rabbit

let someone get on with work they are ready and waiting to do. informal
This phrase comes from greyhound racing, where the dogs chase a mechanical rabbit around a track.
See also: dog, let, rabbit, see
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