let (someone) loose (on something)

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let (someone) loose (on something)

To allow someone to do something as they please, without supervision or control. It's so nice to go to the park and let the kids loose for a while. I hope the board of directors aren't let loose on our project. We can't afford to have them changing things last minute!
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References in classic literature ?
I was about three months hedging in the first piece; and, till I had done it, I tethered the three kids in the best part of it, and used them to feed as near me as possible, to make them familiar; and very often I would go and carry them some ears of barley, or a handful of rice, and feed them out of my hand; so that after my enclosure was finished and I let them loose, they would follow me up and down, bleating after me for a handful of corn.
This team is attacking and scores goals and sometimes, you have to let them loose.
The divers untangled the baby sharks and let them loose from the large nets, weighing three tons.
As confetti pieces flutter to the floor, and we shut the lights and head to bed, remember, it was millions and millions of moments of silence - voting booth by voting booth- that let them loose.
Why not let them loose on these furry little pests?
We took them off the Kings Road and let them loose in the woods (where we found plenty of places to hang the clothes - they don't have wardrobes in the jungle, y'know).
Wouldn't it be far better to fly over a few of our costumed chums from South Korea and let them loose on Birmingham's criminal underclass?
RIO Ferdinand has a new magazine, TheirMag, coming out soon and to celebrate the launch, he gave JLS a disposable camera and let them loose with it.
Buy a roll of the cheapest white wallpaper you can find and give the children paint and brushes and let them loose on the paper.
No-one has the right to put children at risk by rehabilitating sick criminals and then let them loose in the hope they are changed people.
He would bring them home and let them loose very close to the house.
One jailer at Belgium's Paifve Prison said: "We take them in buses to the red-light area in Liege and let them loose so they can get on with it while we wait for them in a cafe.
A bucket of dinosaurs has trouble getting along in such close quarters, and Harry gets into trouble when he decides to let them loose for a breather.
They take on young drivers and let them loose on the road without proper training, the study from leasing company Interleasing found.
Let them loose in nature, and they start finding frogs, damming up streams .