let it/(one) be

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let it/(one) be

To not interact with or bother someone or interfere with something; to leave someone or something alone. I know you want to help, but he needs some space right now. Just let him be. I was going to try to fix the printer but I figured I would just let it be until you got here.
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Let it be.

Leave the situation alone as it is. Alice: I can't get over the way he just left me there on the street and drove off. What an arrogant pig! Mary: Oh, Alice, let it be. You'll figure out some way to get even. John: You can't! Bill: Can too! John: Can't! Bill: Can too! Jane: Stop arguing! Let it be! That's enough!
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let be

Leave undisturbed, refrain from interfering with. For example, Stop fussing with the tablecloth; let it be, or, as A.E. Housman put it in A Shropshire Lad (1896): "Will you never let me be?" [Second half of 1100s] Also see leave someone alone; leave someone in peace.
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But none of them are related to the decision to use limited force, unless we let them be.
If these structures are less than optimal, let them be used until enough new classrooms are built.