let oneself go

idiom

Definition of let oneself go

1 : to behave in a very free and open way She has a hard time relaxing and letting herself go.
2 : to fail to take care of oneself I was very depressed back then and had really let myself go.

Learn More about let oneself go

Statistics for let oneself go

Cite this Entry

“Let oneself go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20oneself%20go. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

Comments on let oneself go

What made you want to look up let oneself go? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!