leave well alone

Definition of leave well alone

British

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

Word by Word Definitions

leaveplay
  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

wellplay
  1. :  an issue of water from the earth :  a pool fed by a spring

    :  source, origin

    :  a pit or hole sunk into the earth to reach a supply of water

  1. :  to rise to the surface and usually flow forth

    :  to rise like a flood of liquid

    :  to emit in a copious free flow

  1. :  in a good or proper manner :  justly, rightly

    :  satisfactorily with respect to conduct or action

    :  in a kindly or friendly manner

  1. : used to indicate resumption of discourse or to introduce a remark

    : used to express surprise or expostulation

  1. :  prosperous, well-off

    :  being in satisfactory condition or circumstances

    :  being in good standing or favor

aloneplay
  1. :  separated from others :  isolated

    :  exclusive of anyone or anything else :  only

    :  considered without reference to any other

  1. :  solely, exclusively

    :  without aid or support


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