let (one) get by(redirected from lets them get by)
let (one) get by
To allow one to pass by or around (someone or something). I need to get into the building to retrieve my briefcase—please let me get by! I didn't want to drive any faster on the highway, so I moved closer to the curb to let the cars behind me get by.
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