leave well alone

idiom

Definition of leave well alone

British
: to stop changing something that is already good enough He just doesn't know when to leave well alone.

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“Leave well alone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20well%20alone. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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