let the chips fall where they may

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of let the chips fall where they may

US, informal
:to allow events to happen without trying to change them usually used to suggest that one is willing to accept a result, whatever it may be
  • I will run the best campaign I can, then let the chips fall where they may.

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

chip play chips
  1. : a small usually thin and flat piece (as of wood or stone) cut, struck, or flaked off

  2. : a small piece of food: such as

  3. : a small thin slice of food

  1. : to cut or hew with an edged tool

  2. : to cut or break (a small piece) from something

  3. : to cut or break a fragment from

fall play
  1. : to descend freely by the force of gravity

  2. : to hang freely

  3. : to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. : the act of falling by the force of gravity

  2. : a falling out, off, or away : dropping

  3. : the season when leaves fall from trees : autumn

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

where play
  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : here, there

  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : the place or point at, in, or to which

  1. : place, location

  2. : what place, source, or cause

they play
  1. : those ones

  2. : he:1

  3. : people

may play
  1. : have the ability to

  2. : have permission to : be free to

  3. used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction

  1. : maiden

  1. : the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar

  2. : the early vigorous blooming part of human life : prime

  3. : the festivities of May Day


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