let (one) go past

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let (one) go past

To allow one to pass by or around (someone or something). I need to get into the building to retrieve my briefcase—please let me go past! I didn't want to drive any faster on the highway, so I moved closer to the curb to let the cars behind me go past.
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Years ago, you saw an old person, you stopped what you were doing and let them go past."
Lettuce tends to go bitter very quickly now and if runner bean pods are bulging with seeds you've let them go past their best.
``Sometimes we let them go past if they've just got empty pallets.