let (something) rest

idiom

: to stop mentioning or talking about (something)
They told them their decision, but he won't let the matter rest.

Examples of let (something) rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cover blender, and place in refrigerator; let rest 20 minutes. Julia Levy, Southern Living, 8 Apr. 2024 Transfer to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 17 Feb. 2023 Tent ham loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 15 minutes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2024 When the rolls are slightly golden and firm, take them out of the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes. Jacalyn Carfagno, Charlotte Observer, 24 Jan. 2024 Remove ribs from grill and let rest 10 minutes before cutting into individual or 2-3 rib portions. Linda Gassenheimer, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Rest ham, and serve: Transfer ham to a platter; let rest 15 minutes. Jasmine Smith, Southern Living, 30 Dec. 2023 Transfer to cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Tina Martinez, Good Housekeeping, 15 May 2023 Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes, then transfer to a large cutting board. The New York Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Dec. 2023

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“Let (something) rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20%28something%29%20rest. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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