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leave (someone or something) alone
To not interact with or bother someone or interfere with something. Come on, she didn't do anything to you. Leave her alone. At a certain point, you have to just leave the painting alone instead of continuing to make changes to it. I know you're trying to help, but I'd really rather just be left alone right now.
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leave (someone, something, or some creature) aloneand let (someone, something, or some creature) alone; leave (someone, something, or some creature) be; let (someone, something, or some creature) be
to stop bothering someone or something. Don't torment the cat. Leave it alone. I don't want your help. Let me alone. Don't argue about it. Let it be!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.