let sleeping dogs lie

idiom

: to ignore a problem because trying to deal with it could cause an even more difficult situation
I thought about bringing up my concerns but decided instead to let sleeping dogs lie.

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“Let sleeping dogs lie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20sleeping%20dogs%20lie. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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