let (something) lie(redirected from let lie)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
let (something) lie
To cease discussing or dwelling on something; to take no action toward resolving something. Look, we can't afford a new car right now, so let's let the matter lie for the time being. The company has let this problem lie for years, allowing dozens of people to be victimized in the meantime.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
let something lietake no action regarding a controversial or problematic matter.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017