let (something) slide

Definition of let (something) slide


  1. :  to do nothing about (something, such as another person's mistake or bad behavior) :  to ignore (something) You were late this morning. I'll let it slide this time, but don't let it happen again. It may be best to let things slide this time.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  hinder, prevent

  1. :  something that impedes :  obstruction

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

  1. :  to cause to :  make

    :  to offer or grant for rent or lease

    :  to assign especially after bids

  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

  1. :  to move smoothly along a surface :  slip

    :  to coast over snow or ice

    :  to fall or dive feetfirst or headfirst when approaching a base

  1. :  an act or instance of sliding

    :  a musical grace of two or more small notes

    :  portamento

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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