let it drop


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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 drop (or rest)

say or do no more about a matter or problem.
See also: drop, let
References in classic literature ?
Brooke's mind, if it had the burthen of remembering any train of thought, would let it drop, run away in search of it, and not easily come back again.
At the bank she paused, removed her belt and dagger, dropping them to the ground at her side; then unfastening the lower edge of her garment from the metal leg-band to which it was attached, slipped it off her left shoulder and let it drop to the ground around her feet.
So I thought of the new house and Miss Bella Wilfer, and was thinking at a great rate with that sheet there in my hand, when all of a sudden, the faces seemed to be hidden in among the folds of it and I let it drop.
Upon my taking hold of it, it gave me a sharp bite, which caused me to let it drop.