leave well enough alone

idiom

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

Examples of leave well enough alone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as with his fumbled responses to his 1976 rant, Clapton couldn’t seem to leave well enough alone. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 10 Oct. 2021 Then Romm, being Romm, couldn't leave well enough alone. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 2 Sep. 2010 Taco Bell couldn’t leave well enough alone with the 7 Layer Nacho Fries, however. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2022 But Mazda couldn’t leave well enough alone. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2022 Once again, Clayton won't leave well enough alone. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 15 Mar. 2022 The first option is to leave well enough alone and trust that innovative entrepreneurs will overthrow existing monopolies. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 At a runtime of 2 hours and 47 minutes (not counting trailers or end credits), The Batman simply cannot leave well enough alone. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2022 Malzahn knows to leave well enough alone. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 9 Feb. 2022

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“Leave well enough alone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20well%20enough%20alone. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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