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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He was whispering in her ear and she let him slide his hand up her top.
They let him slide because at 35 they didn't want to give him any more than a year's deal.
Unable to form lasting attachments to women, he subsequently hooks up with perky nurse Nam-ok (Bae Du-na), but she's not about to let him slide away so easily.