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let it lay

Leave (something) alone; don't disturb (something). I felt compelled to press him further about his decision to drop out, but I decided to let it lay for the time being.
See also: lay, let
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let it lay

Also, leave her lay. Allow it to rest; leave it alone. For example, Don't discuss their gift anymore; let it lay. The use of her in the variant is a slangy version of "it." [Slang; first half of 1900s]
See also: lay, let
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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