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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let the chips fall where they may

Whatever the consequences, do the right thing. This term alludes to woodcutting, and suggests that the cutter stick to the principal task and ignore the small pieces of wood flying about. It was used figuratively in a speech by Roscoe Conkling nominating General Ulysses S. Grant at the Republican Convention of 1880: “Hew to the line of right, let the chips fall where they may.” The expression was frequently quoted thereafter and was a cliché by the mid-twentieth century.
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Let the chips fall where they may. It is as if the rule of law is the disavowal of moral judgment,' he said.
She made me want to shout out to the world about my own story and let the chips fall where they may. I definitely needed a couple of glasses of wine while turning those pages.
Battling both a -10 wind chill and their own recent low energy (2-5 record, and now 4-5 in Missouri Valley play), the Saluki mens basketball team decided to just have fun and let the chips fall where they may Wednesday night.
I gotta go play and let the chips fall where they may."
Then, respectfully listen while the opposing advocate has her turn, and let the chips fall where they may. Isn't that 'lawyering' at its most fundamental?
Let the chips fall where they may, but let's just make sure that what we're getting is the whole truth.
"If it's a duly-constituted process, then let the chips fall where they may. If the NSAs wish to retain the status quo or bring in a new leadership, that's where we'll stand and fall."
But let the chips fall where they may. If Americans deliberately assisted the Kremlin's "information warfare against the United States of America", then America needs to know about it - at the very least as part of a counter-intelligence investigation.
"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.S.
"We do not use the poll to advocate for any agenda but let the chips fall where they may. In these uncertain times, we believe there is more value than ever in supporting efforts that ensure that the voices of all Americans are presented to policy makers and the general public."
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 honed your skating to a fine edge.
You've got to be you and let the chips fall where they may.
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