let be

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let be

Leave undisturbed, refrain from interfering with. For example, Stop fussing with the tablecloth; let it be, or, as A.E. Housman put it in A Shropshire Lad (1896): "Will you never let me be?" [Second half of 1100s] Also see leave someone alone; leave someone in peace.

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