let it


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Related to let it: let it go
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let it drop

1. To cease discussing or dwelling upon a given subject. Look, we can't afford a new car right now, so just let it drop already!
2. To accidentally or inadvertently reveal a given secret or important piece of information. I can't believe your sister let it drop that we're engaged in front of your parents!
See also: drop, let

let it rest

To cease discussing or dwelling upon a given subject. Look, we can't afford a new car right now, so just let it rest already!
See also: let, rest

let it slip

To accidentally or inadvertently reveal a given secret or important piece of information. We had done so well keeping our engagement a secret. I can't believe I let it slip in the middle of dinner last night!
See also: let, slip

let one rip

slang To fart loudly or profusely. I can't believe you let one rip in the car. Now we have to smell it all the way home!
See also: let, one, rip

let it

/'er rip Informal
To allow something to start or happen with vigor or energy.
See also: let
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PGL: He died, and they were going to just let it go.
And now they're reaching into central Scotland, and have set up a new company, Let It.
You get your teeth into something and don't let it go.
Carla Stallings: "You have to feel fulfilled in your career before you can let it go without having resentful feelings toward the child.
Let it be remembered or forgotten, that's up to the people.
Let it be heard loud and clear, I am saying civil rights and equal access to public accommodations are things that black Americans should have.
Do it once, let it sit for a while, and then revisit it.
Do not let it beat you down until you just want it to simply go away or view it as some annoyance that distracts from the game.
If you don't like what's happening to you, try and deal with it and if you can't, just try and let it slip away.
And if he ever thought of murdering his mother, he was far too gracious to let it be known.
Paul: No, if you let it be known that this is the program they'll be in if they want to be an executive of the company, they're going to do it.
This is the kind of thing that for the most part, doctors will just say, let's put somebody either in a brace for a couple weeks and let it heal, prescribe four to six weeks before we start thinking about coming back.
We're going to have to allow a course of time to take its toll on whatever this energy is around it, and just let it dissipate a little bit,'' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.