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

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 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

leave/let somebody aˈlone

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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

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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
References in classic literature ?
He would have been very happy here, I'm sure," she said, "if only the Nome King had left us alone.
The Count, who was with him when I went in, immediately rose and left us alone together.
The Motherland, our assurance always, has never left us alone.
He let us take chances and left us alone to sink or swim.
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.
They left us alone to run our business, while still providing a very valuable in-depth expertise on financing and how it relates to our industry.
The high church and the low church are all Christians, and in this crisis we should support each other, give each other reassurance that God has not left us alone.
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.
I think that to network executives, our shows were so bizarre that they left us alone,'' Marty said.
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.