let (one) go past

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let (one) go past

To allow one to pass by or around (someone or something). I need to get into the building to retrieve my briefcase—please let me go past! I didn't want to drive any faster on the highway, so I moved closer to the curb to let the cars behind me go past.
See also: go, let, past
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Holmes, you'll hardly believe it, but ever since that girl has been in my employment I never once let her go past this house, where I knew the rascals were lurking, without following her on my bicycle, just to see that she came to no harm.
To take the plates to the kitchen I also had to go up the stairs but, with aspirations of being a gentleman, I let her go past me and waited at the bottom until she'd cleared the stairs.