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.
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let something slidenegligently allow something to deteriorate.
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