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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.
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We Filipinos have a bad habit of letting by-gones be bygones, letting past officials off the hook simply because they're gone from office anyway, so let's just move on.
"But for me,'' Ridley said, "it's about not letting past mistakes hold me down.''
DAVID Moyes will never forget his time at Everton - but he has no intention of letting past loyalties get in the way of securing three points for Manchester United tonight.
DAVID MOYES will never forget his time at Everton - but has no intention of letting past loyalties get in the way of securing three points for Manchester United tonight.
You're no longer so uptight and angry about life but you're letting past issues go.
MARK WINGO AND HIS WIFE, RICKELE, ARE ENJOYING THE REWARDS OF sensible financial management; they are not letting past missteps derail their new sense of financial independence.
You still haven't got over your disappointment and that's why you are letting past and present feelings rule you.
The question is: Are you letting past investments prevent you from moving freely to more promising opportunities?
After letting past two goals against Qatar a section of the Japanese media were after Zaccheroni to drop Kawashima but he saved twice in the shootout against South Korea and again in the final he did well with a series of saves.
"We don't know yet if she's the best three-year-old filly in England," he says, "but she's certainly a good one." It wouldn't count as a ringing endorsement in some yards, but it's a statement Rae wouldn't have even considered letting past his lips a month ago.
And while Agger won't be letting past history sidetrack him into thinking about the 2007 final in Athens, he has underlined his determination to get there
Faced with a crisis, optimists always counsel letting past hurts go and looking to the future.