leave (someone or something) alone

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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.
See also: alone, leave
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leave (someone, something, or some creature) alone

 and 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!
See also: alone, leave

Leave me alone!

Stop harassing me!; Don't bother me! John: You did it. You're the one who always does it. Bill: Leave me alone! I never did it. Fred: Let's give Bill a dunk in the pool. Bill: Leave me alone!
See also: leave
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

leave someone alone

Also, let someone alone. Refrain from disturbing or interfering with someone. For example, She'll manage very well if you just leave her alone, or Stop teasing the dog; let him alone. [c. 1400] Also see leave one in peace; let alone; let be.
See also: alone, leave, someone
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

leave/let somebody aˈlone


leave/let somebody ˈbe

stop annoying somebody or trying to get their attention: She’s asked to be left alone but the press photographers follow her everywhere.Leave him be — he obviously doesn’t want to talk about it.
See also: alone, leave, let, somebody

leave/let something aˈlone


leave/let something ˈbe

stop touching, changing or moving something: I’ve told you before — leave my things alone!
See also: alone, leave, let, something
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References in classic literature ?
They quickly learned to leave him alone, neither venturing hostile acts nor making overtures of friendliness.
The duke told him to make himself free and easy, and if anybody ever come meddling around, he must hop out of the wigwam, and carry on a little, and fetch a howl or two like a wild beast, and he reckoned they would light out and leave him alone. Which was sound enough judg- ment; but you take the average man, and he wouldn't wait for him to howl.
The duke said, leave him alone for that; said he had played a deef and dumb person on the histronic boards.
She was afraid to leave him alone. She pursued him with attentions, and when his passion was dormant sought to excite it, for then at least she had the illusion of holding him.
He asked nothing his fellows except that they should leave him alone. He was single-hearted in his aim, and to pursue it he was willing to sacrifice not only himself -- many can do that -- but others.
I honour him, that bad guest, but gladly leave him alone. Gladly do I run away from him; and when one runneth WELL, then one escapeth him!
We have benefitted alot through Paul Boro hair dressing,saloon and now we are begging politicians to leave him alone. We are pleading that those politicians should leave him alone.
huge and strong, so big he blocks the sun, Who teases me and bullies me every day for fun." When the boy hears the giant coming, he despairs, but amazingly, his animal friends stand together and say to the giant, "Leave him alone!" This incredibly moving, simply narrated tale is beautifully illustrated with great imagination, in a way that unforgettably reinforces the anti-bullying message.
In the opener, the booking of Davy Russell suggests a strong fancy for bumper winner Leave Him Alone, while the 104-rated Silent Picture looks a solid alternative.
First rule, leave him alone. Second rule, leave him alone.
He is very good with other dogs and cats, and could live with sensible young children, as long as they know when to leave him alone.
He said: "My heart will explode before I leave him alone for a single second.
An old colleague wouldn't leave him alone to do his work and he woke up to find himself in odd places.
"No one knew how impossible it was to walk a few blocks to dance a performance and leave him alone for four hours," Munisteri says.