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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When we suggested it, we never thought anyone would let us loose live all day - we cannot wait.
Then she let us loose in the bar with our aim to try and spot singletons just by watching for signs Michaela had told us about.
So we took to the trees, starting with a 20-minute induction course before they let us loose on the main course.
But let us loose on something where the deadly effect is 30 years down the line and we seem able to just block it out and have the `it'llnever happen to us'mentality.
Thus, by the time they let us loose on the machines themselves and they were checking the chin straps on our shiny helmets, the adrenalin was pumping like fuel through a supercharged Weber carburettor (see, I was paying attention to the science part
It's a wonder they let us loose in cars at all - never mind give us the vote.