let things slide(redirected from let something slide)
let things slide
To let a situation become worse over time through inaction or incompetence. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. All of our credit cards are maxed out, and we missed our mortgage payment last month—how have we let things slide so badly?
let things slideand let something slide
Fig. to ignore the things that one is supposed to do; to fall behind in the doing of one's work. I am afraid that I let the matter slide while I was recovering from my operation. If I let things slide for even one day, I get hopelessly behind in my work.