let (something) slide

idiom

informal
: 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.

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“Let (something) slide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20%28something%29%20slide. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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