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leave (someone or something) (at) (some place)

To depart from a certain location without bringing someone or something; to abandon or forsake someone or something at a particular location. I left the kids at my sister's house so I could go to my doctor's appointment. For one day only, you can leave anything you don't want at the curb, and the city will collect it for free.
See also: leave
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave someone or something (at)

 some place
1. to abandon someone or something at some place. Don't leave me here by myself! Betty left her newspaper at the table, hoping someone else would enjoy it.
2. to allow someone or something to remain at some place. You leave me here and go on ahead. Please leave your packages at the door.
3. to allow someone or something to stay behind through forgetfulness. I left my glasses behind on my desk. I was left at the movie theater by mistake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


/let alone
To refrain from disturbing or interfering.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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