let (something) rest

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let (something) rest

To cease discussing or dwelling upon something. Look, we can't afford a new car right now, so just let the matter rest already!
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But the bull they never let rest. Afterward, when he is quite tired and no longer quick, the matador sticks the sword into him."
Return the couscous in the steamer to steam again for about 45 minutes.Decant the couscous into the large bowl and sprinkle some cold water, for the last time, and gently break all the lumps with a fork and let rest for 10 minutes.
Return chicken, skin side up, to pan with preserves, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.
Remove the ribs and let rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
Simply roast the whole peppers until the skin scorches, remove from the fire, and let rest in a covered bowl for a few minutes to steam.
8 Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, then cut into chops.
In a large bowl, toss shrimp with salt and garlic and let rest in the refrigerator until needed (up to 2 hours).
Beef, pork, lamb (steaks or chops): 145[degrees]F (let rest for at least 3 minutes) Fish: 145[degrees]F (or until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork)
CINNAMON ROLLS [1] Combine and let rest: 2 tablespoons yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, 'A cup warm water.
(If the sauce begins to stick to the pan, stir in water, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time.) Transfer pork to cutting board, tent with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
Let rest for 10 minutes before serving warm with ice cream.
Transfer to wire rack, skin side up, and let rest 5 minutes; cut into four pieces.
Remove meat from pan, let rest. Skim fat, reserving meat juices.