leave it at that


: to not add or do anything more
Let's just say that I got in a little trouble with the police, and leave it at that.
They offered him the salary that he asked for, but he couldn't leave it at that and asked for a new car.

Examples of leave it at that in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almost any other filmmaker would have been content to leave it at that. Calum Marsh, New York Times, 30 Dec. 2022 This is the perfect scale for bakers who just want to measure how much something weighs, and leave it at that. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 27 Jan. 2023 Rather than leave it at that, however, I was encouraged to go further, to frame the collection not only on its own terms but also in relation to Gass’ monumental achievement as an essayist. David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2022 Social media can be a fun source of inspiration, but leave it at that and do your own thing to avoid going down a rabbit hole of comparison, Teeple said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 1 Dec. 2022 Of course the league could just announce the players who made the Pro Bowl at the end of the season and leave it at that. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 26 Sep. 2022 But all of this can be avoided if Democrats instead simply grandfather in existing enrollees and leave it at that. Brian Blase, WSJ, 28 July 2022 Obama is a clever man — too clever to leave it at that. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 19 Mar. 2022 Thank them for their generosity and leave it at that. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Leave it at that.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20it%20at%20that. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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