set (someone or something) loose

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set (someone or something) loose

To make free or give up control of something or someone; to release or discharge something or someone, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, the suspects were set loose by police. Samantha was suspended for setting mice loose throughout the school.
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Why not set someone loose such that his or her performance is tightly tied to successfully leveraging those kinds of individual ideas, and to recognizing in some meaningful way the sources of the ideas that work?