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live and let live

To be open-minded toward or tolerant of others. Your daughter's not going to do everything the way you would—just live and let live. I don't understand why people can't just live and let live instead of trying to bend everyone to their will.
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live and let live

Cliché not to interfere with other people's business or preferences. I don't care what they do! Live and let live, I always say. Your parents are strict. Mine just live and let live.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

live and let live

Show tolerance for those different from yourself. For example, I'm not going to tell my sister what to do-live and let live, I say. [First half of 1600s]
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live and let live

If you live and let live, you accept people who behave and think differently from you. The social fabric of the country is changing, but people must learn to live and let live. Note: Live and let live is often used before a noun to describe this kind of attitude. `John has a live and let live attitude,' one friend says.
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live and let live

you should tolerate the opinions and behaviour of others so that they will similarly tolerate your own.
On its first appearance in English in 1622 , this was referred to as a Dutch proverb (Leuen ende laeten leuen ).
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live and ˈlet live

(saying) used to say that you should accept other people’s opinions and behaviour even though they are different from your own: If we could all learn to live and let live a little more, the world would be a much happier place.
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live and let live

Live in your own way and show tolerance for the ways of others. This sentiment was quoted in the seventeenth century as a Dutch proverb (by Gerard de Malynes, in The Ancient Law-Merchant, 1622) and was subsequently included in English proverb collections and numerous other sources. See also give and take.
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