leave (one) in peace

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leave (one) in peace

To not bother someone or something; to leave someone or something alone. I'm afraid that's all I'm going to say on the matter. Now please leave me in peace. If it were up to me, we would leave these remains in peace, but I'm sure the government will move them.
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leave someone in peace

to stop bothering someone; to go away and leave someone alone. (Does not necessarily mean to go away from a person.) Please go—leave me in peace. Can't you see that you're upsetting her? Leave her in peace.
See also: leave, peace

leave someone in peace

Avoid disturbing or bothering someone, as in It's best to leave Dean in peace when he's paying the bills. This expression uses peace in the sense of "undisturbed," a usage dating from the early 1200s. Also see leave one alone; let be.
See also: leave, peace