let (something or someone) slide

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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 slide

negligently allow something to deteriorate.
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There was the usual slippery black sofa--constructed to let you slide when you wanted to rest.
The connecting ends of the charging cables are held in place along a track with holders that let you slide them laterally to make more room for tablets and closer configurations for phones.
Due to problems with the water supply, we are not able to let you slide properly."
Think about this: Will your bank or lender let you slide? Will the grocery store?
But this one won't let you slide into a doze because it is full of insane whirling camera work and strobe effects that pretty much guarantee a splitting headache.