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let (something) ride

1. To let the winnings from a previous wager stand as a new wager. He kept letting it ride until he won a ton of money and cashed out.
2. To choose not to take any action to correct or improve a particular situation or someone's actions or behavior. I've been meaning to paint the shed all summer, but I keep letting it ride.
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let something ride

Fig. to allow something to continue or remain as it is. It isn't the best plan, but we'll let it ride. I disagree with you, but I'll let it ride.
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let ride

Also, let slide. Allow something to be ignored or to take or continue in its natural course. For example, Bill disagreed with Mary's description, but he let it ride, or He had a way of letting things slide. The first term, alluding to things moving along as though they were riding a horse or vehicle, dates from the early 1900s; the variant, using slide in the sense of "pass by," dates from the late 1500s. Also see under let slip.
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let something ride

take no immediate action over something.
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let something ˈride

(informal) decide to do nothing about a problem that you know you may have to deal with later: The manager knows who is leaving work early, but he’s decided to let it ride for the moment. OPPOSITE: nip something in the bud
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let something ride

tv. to let something remain as is; to ignore something (for a while). Don’t bother with it now. Let it ride for a day or two.
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