leave (someone or something) be

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leave (someone or something) be

To not interact with, interfere with, or bother someone or something. Come on, she didn't do anything to you. Leave her be. At a certain point, you have to just leave the painting be instead of continuing to make changes to it. I know you're trying to help, but I'd really rather you just leave my team be right now so we can focus on our work.
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leave it be

An imperative to refrain from engaging in further discussion or from interacting or approaching something. Synonymous with the phrase "leave it alone." A: "Tell me why you don't want to be my roommate anymore." B: "Oh, please leave it be, I don't want to talk about this right now!" Don't touch that, Mikey—leave it be!
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