let (something) rest

idiom

Definition of let (something) rest

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

Word by Word Definitions

let play
  1. : to cause to : make

  2. : to give opportunity to or fail to prevent

  3. used in the imperative to introduce a request or proposal

  1. : something that impedes : obstruction

  2. : a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. : hinder, prevent

  1. : small one

  2. : article worn on

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

rest play
  1. : repose, sleep

  2. : freedom from activity or labor

  3. : a state of motionlessness or inactivity

  1. : to get rest by lying down

  2. : to lie dead

  3. : to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion

  1. : a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance

  1. : something that remains over : remainder


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