let (someone or something) past

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let (someone or something) past

To allow someone or something to pass by or around (someone or something else). I need to get into the building to retrieve my briefcase—please let me 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 past.
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let someone (get) past

to allow someone to pass; to get out of the way so someone can pass. Please let me get past. I'm in a hurry. Do let me past.
See also: let, past
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"But even at 1-1 we looked strong and didn't let us past us too many times.
One onlooker said: "We had taken the kids out for the afternoon but police wouldn't let us past.
We were walking down the path and came across a man with a dog who had stepped off the path to let us past.
'Let us past.' Four men in blue overalls sat in the back of the van, two others up front.
"The best way to avoid paying for ice time, and we couldn't afford to pay, was to ask people to let us past."
The coppers were loath to let us past but in the end they did."
The taxi drives up narrow, cobbled streets and it's such a tight squeeze that when we go past restaurants people have to pull their chairs in to let us past. Arrive at the hotel on top of the hill.
One onlooker said: "We had taken the kids out for the afternoon, but police wouldn't let us past.
"The ladies said if I hit the green, they'd let us past. I put my ball over the trees and it dropped in the hole.