let the chips fall where they may

let the chips fall (where they may)

To let a situation unfold without worrying about the consequences. Now that I've told the police everything I know, there's nothing I can do but let the chips fall where they may.
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Let the chips fall where they may.

Prov. Let something happen regardless of the consequences and no matter what happens. I'm going to tell Ellen the truth about her husband, let the chips fall where they may. Kathy decided to risk her money on the investment, and let the chips fall where they may.
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let the chips fall where they may

No matter what the consequences, as in I'm going to tell the truth about what happened, and let the chips fall where they may . This metaphoric term alludes to chopping wood and is usually joined to a statement that one should do what is right (that is, the woodcutter should pay attention to the main task of cutting logs and not worry about small chips). [Late 1800s]
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let the chips fall where they ˈmay

(American English, informal) used to say that you are not worried about anything that may happen, particularly as a result of something you do: Don’t argue with him. Just tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
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If it's a duly-constituted process, then let the chips fall where they may.
The worst option is to let the chips fall where they may, risk an election that gives Nawaz his greatest victory ever and have to deal with him all over again.
I'm just going to go there and do what I know how to do and let the chips fall where they may," said Tennell, when asked about her strong run in 2017 and how it might translate at the U.
Raupp should remove himself and his own attorneys from this investigation and let the chips fall where they may through an independent investigation.
We do not use the poll to advocate for any agenda but let the chips fall where they may.
As a result, we've seen the rise of passive investing, the thinking being, "Control what you can control -- cost -- and let the chips fall where they may.
While, in my opinion, GTAT management should have kept shareholders first and let the chips fall where they may with Apple (assuming such penalties would be unenforceable if challenged to the SEC) they did not and, yes, shareholders were hurt--more importantly, employees were hurt and confidence in the system of corporate reporting was damaged.
They just want the Commission to eliminate some of the barriers to competition so they have the tools to win the hearts and minds of listeners and then let the chips fall where they may," O'Rielly notes.
That's so important, to learn to be yourself and let the chips fall where they may.
You've got to be you and let the chips fall where they may.
Whether we seek to manage these risks proactively or we just let the chips fall where they may, we will deal with the results eventually.
Rather than hiding their furtive discussions in private emails, text messages and one-on-one personal contacts to avoid being required to meet in public, the board should have gone ahead with Berman's presumably negative evaluation and let the chips fall where they may.
As for the possibility that such an inquiry might affect powerful parties, he said he would let the chips fall where they may.
President Obama, driven by domestic concerns and distracted by crises in Ukraine, Syria and the one-again broken Israeli-Palestinian peace process, has chosen to let the chips fall where they may in Afghanistan.
We should establish a color metric that encompasses the ideal and let the chips fall where they may.
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