let by

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let (one) 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 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 by.
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let someone (get) by

 and let someone pass by
to permit someone to pass. Please let me get by. I am in a hurry. Let the paramedics by, please.
See also: by, let
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Having the opportunity to join the team at The Manor House was something which I could not let pass by, I had to grab this opportunity whilst I could.
"This opportunity came up for me and it wasn't something I could let pass by. It's my home town and that's a big thing for me."
Its a great opportunity which we should not let pass by. She added that the parliamentarians were the important link between the government and the people.
"I'm 30 years of age and it was way too good an opportunity to let pass by. As much as I thoroughly enjoyed working for Sheikh Hamdan and Shadwell, this is going to mean moving back to Ireland and, being Irish, there was always going to be a time when I wanted to move back."
RANGERS LEGENDS 1 AC MILAN GLORIE 0 IF this was Ally McCoist's last chance to beat European opposition at Ibrox for a while then it was an opportunity he wasn't going to let pass by.
Your goals and ambitions are never that far from your mind, and today a great opportunity can come up that you must not let pass by. The reason why you may do so is because you may decide it looks dull.
This was something I couldn t let pass by," he said during his official presentation.
ANOTHER opportunity the country and its leaders cannot afford to let pass by will arise today at the dementia research summit in London.
For those of you who did vote and plan to vote in the presidential election, great, and for the others that didn't, what a privilege to have let pass by.
But Jersey City will always be a more appealing location for some users, and we have focused on building a portfolio of the premier locations for that audience we didn't expect to be acquiring property to do it, but this was an opportunity that we could not let pass by."
"It is a massive step up in class for me but it's an opportunity that I could not let pass by. To become the best you have to beat the best and should I win on Saturday I'll be ranked 30th in the world."
"We must not let pass by the best chance for many years for real peace."
In hindsight maybe it's a job that I should let pass by.
Club president Florentino Perez said: "Br inging in Mourinho - one of the best coaches in the world, if not the best - is an opportunity Madrid couldn't let pass by.