turn (someone or something) loose

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turn (someone or something) loose

To release or discharge someone or something, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, the suspects were turned loose by police. Samantha was suspended for turning mice loose throughout the school.
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President, I just need an excuse to turn loose my Yatom units of bruta= l soldiers, who have been specially profiled for those brutal traits and th= en trained to smash settlers, observant Jews and all those others who defy = me.
"If there isn't room, turn loose people who shouldn't be in there, who haven't paid their council taxes, and put these people in."
Bush to label people "evildoers" and turn loose American pilots to recklessly and lawlessly bomb the Afghanistan countryside in wild hopes of killing them.
Nor did Harvard MBA whiz kid Skilling ever plan to turn loose a host of venal crooks to plunder their way through America's seventh-largest company, destroying it and the hopes and dreams of thousands of workers and stockholders.