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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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