let her rip

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let (something) rip

1. To let something go; to start something up. Often used as an imperative. OK, the rocket is ready to launch. Let that thing rip! I replaced the spark plug, so go ahead and let it rip so we can see if there's any difference. We've spent so long working on this ad campaign that I'm excited to finally let it rip.
2. To do something without inhibition or restraint, typically with great enthusiasm or force. Wow, did you see that kick? He really let it rip. When I'm writing a first draft, I like to just let it rip and not worry about typos or grammar.
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let her rip

1. To let it go; to start it up. Often used as an imperative. "Her" is used in the same way that some ships and machines are referred to as female. OK, the rocket is ready to launch. Let her rip! I replaced the spark plug, so go ahead and let her rip so we can see if there's any difference. We've spent so long working on this ad campaign that I'm excited to finally let her rip.
2. To do something without inhibition or restraint, typically with great enthusiasm or force. Wow, did you see that kick? He really let her rip. When I'm writing a first draft, I like to just let her rip and not worry about typos or grammar.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Let her rip!

 and Let it roll!
Inf. Let it go!; Let it start! Time to start. Let her rip! There's the signal! Let it roll!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Let her rip!

and Let it roll!
exclam. Let it go!; Let it start! Time to start. Let her rip! Let’s go. Let it roll!
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

let her rip

Allow an engine to go as fast as possible. An American colloquialism dating from the first half of the nineteenth century, this term presumably was first applied to locomotive or steamship engines. The American journalist Park Benjamin recorded it about 1840: “Another phrase, which often glides in music from the lip, is one of fine significance and beauty, ‘Let her rip!’”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Anne Curtis may have a "needs improvement" singing voice all these times, but, hey, she lets 'er rip on the mic anyway and everytime.