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.
See also: let, rip

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.
See also: let, rip

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!
See also: let

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!
See also: let
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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.
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.
It is comparatively easy to put a camera in the back of the room, put a microphone on the instructor, and let 'er rip.
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.
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.
Chip Kelly opened the playbook a lot more and he let 'er rip.
In a nutshell: Salonen and the orchestra let 'er rip for ``Rite,'' but Lang is just showy in the Bartok.
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.
In this sense Balfour breaks free from the stereotypical city picture book by embracing the post-historical non-judgmental, no longer accountable, out of control, nobody to blame, let 'er rip view of the city instead--an approach that turns out to be so apposite that a generation ago it might have been described as 'oriental' itself
Your job is to save them from themselves if the experiment doesn't work; until then, let 'er rip.
The idea of George Bush telling a self- important Washington columnist to let 'er rip is, to say the least, a daring premise.
So, when the opportunity avails itself, I'm more than happy to let 'er rip.