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let (someone or something) go

1. To make free or give up control of something or someone; to release or discharge something or someone, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, police had to let the suspects go. I love fishing but hate killing animals, so I let whatever I catch go.
2. To end a professional relationship with someone; to fire someone. A: "Wait, they fired you?" B: "Yes! They just let me go with no explanation!"
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Let it go.

Forget it.; Stop worrying about it. Don't get so angry about it. Let it go. Let it go. Stop fretting.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

let it go (or pass)

choose not to react to an action or remark.
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let it ˈgo (at ˈthat)

say or do nothing more about something: I could have disagreed with him, but I let it go. I don’t like arguments.The police spoke firmly to the boy about the damage and then let it go at that.
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ˌlet somebody ˈgo

1 allow somebody to be free: Will they let the hostages go?
2 make somebody have to leave their job: They’re having to let 100 employees go because of falling profits.
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ˌlet somebody/something ˈgo


ˌlet ˈgo (of somebody/something)

1 stop holding somebody/something: Let go of me! You’re hurting!Don’t let go of my hand, or you’ll get lost.
2 give up an idea or an attitude, or control of something: It’s time to let the past go.Some people find it hard to let go of their inhibitions.
See also: go, let, somebody, something
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"We're not as stubborn as we used to be, [we've] probably got more selfconfidence so you're able to let something go faster and find the next thing.
And I wouldn't really know what to say to my friend - but I do wonder if I let something go that I shouldn't have.
"Once you let something go, you have a job to get it back, but that's what politicians are about, only interested in the next election.
She insisted that sometimes it takes just as much courage and strength to let something go as it does to hold on.
As a more philosophical air reaches your chart it could be time to let something go that isn't doing you any favours and leave some space for bigger and better things in your life.
You might give into this, or feel in balance enough to let something go that some people might react to.
"In normal business you could let something go into administration and pick up assets on the cheap.
People just don't know that yet, or they're guarding their own turf so tightly, they don't want to let something go."
"But Saturday's defeat by Leicester hurt even more - we let something go that we should have won.
Any decision to let something go will take an emotional toll.
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