let her rip

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let (something) rip

1. To let something go; to start something up. Often used as an imperative. OK, the rocket is ready to launch. Let that thing rip! I replaced the spark plug, so go ahead and let it rip so we can see if there's any difference. We've spent so long working on this ad campaign that I'm excited to finally let it rip.
2. To do something without inhibition or restraint, typically with great enthusiasm or force. Wow, did you see that kick? He really let it rip. When I'm writing a first draft, I like to just let it rip and not worry about typos or grammar.
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let her rip

1. To let it go; to start it up. Often used as an imperative. "Her" is used in the same way that some ships and machines are referred to as female. OK, the rocket is ready to launch. Let her rip! I replaced the spark plug, so go ahead and let her rip so we can see if there's any difference. We've spent so long working on this ad campaign that I'm excited to finally let her rip.
2. To do something without inhibition or restraint, typically with great enthusiasm or force. Wow, did you see that kick? He really let her rip. When I'm writing a first draft, I like to just let her rip and not worry about typos or grammar.
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Let her rip!

 and Let it roll!
Inf. Let it go!; Let it start! Time to start. Let her rip! There's the signal! Let it roll!
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Let her rip!

and Let it roll!
exclam. Let it go!; Let it start! Time to start. Let her rip! Let’s go. Let it roll!
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let her rip

Allow an engine to go as fast as possible. An American colloquialism dating from the first half of the nineteenth century, this term presumably was first applied to locomotive or steamship engines. The American journalist Park Benjamin recorded it about 1840: “Another phrase, which often glides in music from the lip, is one of fine significance and beauty, ‘Let her rip!’”
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Stay tuned as we build this and let 'er rip. Sounds like a good Insider Tips video too, if you ask me.
When the cars were actually being driven, the computer knew to open up that trap and let 'er rip, because drivers can detect engine performance and fuel efficiency, but they have to take NOx levels on faith.
There are other places to visit there if you're not a beach bum (tip: rent a motorbike for 400 bucks per day, put on your helmet, jump on the seat and let 'er rip!).
Seeing as that's his fourth empty-netter for the Sharks, second only to Dan DaSilva's five in franchise history, Hamilton has reason to be confident, although coach Roy Sommer's heart skipped a beat when the third-year forward let 'er rip.
and let 'er rip. OK, it's not exactly that simple, but the CDS system is excellent if you plan to shoot more than 300 yards with a .300 Win.
Lastly, you could just hold over some amount by feel, and let 'er rip!
It is comparatively easy to put a camera in the back of the room, put a microphone on the instructor, and let 'er rip. But there are very few students out there--online or in the classroom--who are crying out, "Give us more lectures!"
Super Stickman Golfis a fun, fast-paced golfing game that has a lot in common with classic tank-shooter Scorched Earth: Pick the angle and power of your shot and let 'er rip.
production in which somebody begins replicating the 120-year-old murders in modern-day London, leaving a newbie detective ("The 39 Steps'" Rupert Penry-Jones) tasked, as a colleague says, with "solving the unsolvable." Like most Ripper stories, the payoff isn't equal to the buildup, but whoever dunnit, the first three hours provide another fine opportunity to let 'er rip.
One says to let the metals do their expansion; the other says space-age materials mean let 'er rip. Your thoughts?
"Chip Kelly opened the playbook a lot more and he let 'er rip. ...
Just toss the ingredients into a food processor or blender and let 'er rip until they're smooth.
Just add sun shine and let 'er rip, with no added oil costs to fuel furnaces to melt metals, the HLPA claims.
However our standards are as wide as Dave Duncan, and growing, so you might as well let 'er rip.
Luckily, he took a few more steps to get a better view, and when I spotted the seven-inch beard swinging from his chest, I put the tiny pinpoint of the Burris red-dot sight where his neck joined his body and let 'er rip.