let (something or someone) slide

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let (something or someone) slide

To choose not to take any action to correct or improve a particular situation or someone's actions or behavior. I find it so frustrating that my wife is always willing to let the kids slide when they misbehave, meaning I have to be the bad guy and enforce the rules. I've been meaning to paint the shed all summer, but I keep letting it slide.
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let something slide

negligently allow something to deteriorate.
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I was going to say--but you are such a beloved little Marplot for putting one out--when you are left alone here with Mrs General, Amy, don't you let her slide into any sort of artful understanding with you that she is looking after Pa, or that Pa is looking after her.
Without the media, this wouldn't even be a contest, but the media has built her up, they've let her slide on every indiscrepancy [sic], on every lie, on every DNC game, trying to get Bernie Sanders out of the thing," Trump Jr.
For once we didn't argue about the pros and cons of picking up a hitchhiker, we just opened the door and let her slide in, fur coat and all.