let (something) ride

idiom

Definition of let (something) ride

informal
: to allow (something) to go unnoticed : to ignore (something)
  • He made a rude remark, but I let it ride.

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

ride play
  1. : to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs

  2. : to travel in or on a conveyance

  3. : to travel as if on a conveyance : be borne

  1. : an act of riding

  2. : a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding

  3. : any of various mechanical devices (as at an amusement park) for riding on


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