let (something) slide


: 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.

Examples of let (something) slide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What ballot requirement might a judge let slide next? The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 June 2022 The lead-up to the Chiefs game was intensified by trash talk from Chiefs safety Justin Reid, something Chase didn’t let slide before or during the victory on Sunday. Andrew Gillis, cleveland, 5 Dec. 2022 The model typically ignores social media haters, but some comments are too unfair and painful to let slide. Maria Yagoda, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2022 This is something that your boyfriend shouldn’t let slide. Morgan Absher, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2022 Soros views prosecutors, who decide which crimes to charge and which to let slide, as a significant component of overhauling the criminal justice system. Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, 19 July 2022 But many British institutional investors continue to object to the lower standards here and in other areas, such as separating chairman and chief executive, which American shareholders often let slide. James MacKintosh, WSJ, 13 Feb. 2022 Disenchanted youths were confronted by police over minor infractions such as noisy parties or street football games, which officers let slide in white neighborhoods. Seth Stern, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 June 2021 Do not let slide this rare opportunity to increase interest in the game. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 15 June 2021

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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 19 May. 2024.

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