live and let live

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Live and let live definition


We should live the life we choose and allow others to do the same.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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live and let live

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

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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