let (something or someone) slide

(redirected from let them slide)

let (something or someone) slide

To choose not to take any action to correct or improve a particular situation or someone's actions or behavior. I find it so frustrating that my wife is always willing to let the kids slide when they misbehave, meaning I have to be the bad guy and enforce the rules. I've been meaning to paint the shed all summer, but I keep letting it slide.
See also: let, slide

let something slide

negligently allow something to deteriorate.
See also: let, slide, something