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

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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Each Musketeer was accustomed to leave at the general hotel, as at a barrack, his own horse and that of his lackey.
Father-only leave-taking rose by nearly 50 percent and joint leave-taking--both parents on leave at the same time--rose by 28 percent.
Birth mothers will have two options: a 40-week leave at 75 percent of their salary or a 55-week leave at 70 percent of their salary for the first 25 weeks and 55 percent for the rest.
If worse comes to worst--you leave at the wrong time, you don't have anything lined up and you aren't sure what you want to do--look for a parking place.
Some examples of such incentives include 1) allowing employees to apply accrued sick leave in determining creditable years of service for pension calculation; 2) buying back a percentage of unused sick leave at retirement or at the end of the leave year; and 3) granting the right to convert a percentage of unused sick leave to vacation time.
Italy provides maternity leave at 80 percent earnings for two months prior to the due date and three months after the birth.
Second, unless waived by the employee, the employer is obligated to maintain the employee's insurance coverage under any "group health plan" during the period of leave at the same level of coverage and under the same conditions that existed prior to the leave.(35) An employee on unpaid FMLA leave may be required to pay the employee's share of the health insurance premiums, including any increase or decrease in the premiums that occurs during the period of leave.(36) Agencies that require employee contributions for health insurance coverage must devise a system for ensuring the employee's share of the premium is paid and must provide the employee with advance written notice of the terms and conditions under which the payments must be made.