let (something) pass

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let (something) pass

To ignore, refuse to acknowledge, or choose not to retaliate against something someone else says or does. Those comments are very hurtful, but I'm going to let them pass because I know how frustrated you are. You have to let people's criticisms pass if you want to succeed in this industry.
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let something pass

Fig. to let something go unnoticed or unchallenged. Bob let Bill's insult pass because he didn't want to argue. Don't worry, I'll let this little incident pass.
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let something ˈpass

pay no attention to something that somebody says or does because you think it is better not to argue about it or criticize it: He started saying terrible things about my mother again but I let it pass. It only makes things worse if I say something.
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