let something lie

let (something) lie

To cease discussing or dwelling upon something; to take no action toward resolving something. Look, we can't afford a new car right now, so let's let the matter lie for the time being. The company has let this problem lie for years, allowing dozens of people to be victimized in the meantime.
See also: let, lie

let something lie

take no action regarding a controversial or problematic matter.
See also: let, lie, something
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Players realise they have been in their positions, they have been annoyed with their managers, low on confidence, down on their luck, or flying high - so they know when to push it or when to let something lie.
However, it's wearing when people won't let something lie and all you want to say is "Mind your own business
ALTHOUGH you're not going to let something lie, you could do a lot worse than give it a break until you gather more facts.