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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"But papa has left us alone. We've never seen him," said Kitty.
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The Count, who was with him when I went in, immediately rose and left us alone together.
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He said: "If they had just left us alone we would have stayed out of their way - but now we have been left with no choice but to contact the police."
"They showed us the place where Matthew's ashes would be placed and then left us alone to take as long as we wanted.
You Black Emperor offshoot released their debut album He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms.
For 30 years my wife's youngest son by her first marriage was friendly and generally left us alone until his own marriage broke down.
"However, after a decent start, they left us alone and concentrated on the teams struggling below us like Livingston and Hibs.
"To be honest though it would be a lot worse but the Press have left us alone, which we are really grateful for.