let (one) go by

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let (one) go by

To allow one to pass by or around (someone or something). I need to get into the building to retrieve my briefcase—please let me go by! I didn't want to drive any faster on the highway, so I moved closer to the curb to let the cars behind me go by.
See also: by, go, let
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There are too few good shots in a season (a lifetime, for that matter) to let one go by without taking advantage of it.
They got to the other side of the valley having bagged five balloons but, as the whistle went, Jan let one go by mistake.