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let the chips fall (where they may)

To let a situation unfold without worrying about the consequences. Now that I've told the police everything I know, there's nothing I can do but let the chips fall where they may.
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Let the chips fall where they may.

Prov. Let something happen regardless of the consequences and no matter what happens. I'm going to tell Ellen the truth about her husband, let the chips fall where they may. Kathy decided to risk her money on the investment, and let the chips fall where they may.
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let the chips fall where they may

No matter what the consequences, as in I'm going to tell the truth about what happened, and let the chips fall where they may . This metaphoric term alludes to chopping wood and is usually joined to a statement that one should do what is right (that is, the woodcutter should pay attention to the main task of cutting logs and not worry about small chips). [Late 1800s]
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let the chips fall where they ˈmay

(American English, informal) used to say that you are not worried about anything that may happen, particularly as a result of something you do: Don’t argue with him. Just tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
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There's no magic involved, no alchemy; it's about doing the work and letting the chips fall where they may.
Father Berrigan, a man noted for letting the chips fall where they may and for telling it like it is, also upbraided Israel for its "repression, deception, cruelty and militarism", and for having turned "the settler [colonist] ethos into an imperial adventure".
We're not just filling a bucket full of sustainable investments and letting the chips fall where they may," Norton says.
Do I still sometimes go out without a plan, opening my atlas at random and letting the chips fall where they may?
I just look forward to going out there and throwing the ball and letting the chips fall where they may.
This is known as letting the chips fall where they may.
Telling the truth to all parties concerned, and letting the chips fall where the voters decide they should.
Letting the chips fall where they may is not acceptable policy at Robert's Packaging, Battle Creek, MI.
The problems have developed as a result of Windows trying to be "everything for everyone" rather than defining the standard and letting the chips fall where they may.
Let others know where he stands and does not expect forgiveness, but rather is simply telling his truth and letting the chips fall where they may.
It has always been my philosophy to do the best you can always, letting the chips fall where they may.
And some say Warner believes studios may be able to get out of the video rental business altogether by pricing everything for purchase and letting the chips fall where they may.
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