Let something slide - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
let something slide
let (something or someone) slide
To choose not to take any action to correct or improve a particular situation or someone's actions or behavior. I find it so frustrating that my wife is always willing to let the kids slide when they misbehave, meaning I have to be the bad guy and enforce the rules. I've been meaning to paint the shed all summer, but I keep letting it slide.
let something slide negligently allow something to deteriorate.
References in periodicals archive
She said, "If you're going to let something slide
, let it be the homemade jam and yard work.
I would much rather make a big stink about nothing, then let something slide
by and allow my child to be hurt or be made to feel inferior by anyone.
Mickey: Sometimes they make a threat, and sometimes they let something slide