leave (someone) to it(redirected from left him to it)
leave (someone) to it
To allow someone to do something without one's involvement or interference; to withdraw from someone so they can do or finish something alone. I just had a question about the order, but I can see that you're busy, so I'll just leave you to it. We left him to it after he made it clear that he didn't need our help.
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leave someone to it
to withdraw and allow someone to finish something alone. I hate to leave before the job is finished, but I'll have to leave you to it. I will leave them to it. I have to go home now.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
leave somebody ˈto it(informal) allow somebody to continue doing something on their own, without your help: Oh well, we’ll leave you to it, Derek — you seem to be managing very well by yourself.
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