let sleeping dogs lie

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Definition of let sleeping dogs lie

: 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 (someone) down easy/gently

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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 19 Oct. 2021.

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