let oneself go

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

let play
  1. : hinder, prevent

  1. : something that impedes : obstruction

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

  1. : to cause to : make

  2. : to offer or grant for rent or lease

  3. : to assign especially after bids

  1. : small one

  2. : article worn on

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board


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