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let something ride

Fig. to allow something to continue or remain as it is. It isn't the best plan, but we'll let it ride. I disagree with you, but I'll let it ride.
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let ride

Also, let slide. Allow something to be ignored or to take or continue in its natural course. For example, Bill disagreed with Mary's description, but he let it ride, or He had a way of letting things slide. The first term, alluding to things moving along as though they were riding a horse or vehicle, dates from the early 1900s; the variant, using slide in the sense of "pass by," dates from the late 1500s. Also see under let slip.
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Lawyers say they are now more likely to file suit over small fees they might have let slide in a better market, when the next deal was always around the corner.
But on the flip side, both dudes were writing from prison, and I know from experience some prisons are shittier than others about reading material they'll let slide to their inmates.
The impact of globalization is, in the coming years, going to be huge on our economy and our work environment and that our awareness of other cultures is something we can't let slide as educators," Goodvin says.
WHAT OTHER LITTLE THINGS DO YOU LET SLIDE BECAUSE IT'S LATE OR YOU'RE IN A HURRY?
WITH OUR CURRENT ECONOMY, belts are tight, employee turnover is low, and some employers have let slide their efforts to boost employee morale.
However, last week, Sun unveiled its new improved application server, a product Sun had previously let slide.
By posting these reminders on the most-frequented place in our home (the refrigerator), she holds our feet to the fire on things agreed to be too important to let slide in the chaos of our daily lives.
For its part, Conair, which acquired Interplak last fall, has plans to rein- vigorate the company that former parent Bausch & Lomb effectively let slide, according to officials at Conair.