let up on

idiom

Definition of let up on

1 : to treat (someone) in a less harsh or demanding way The students might respond better if the teacher let up on them a little.
2 : to apply less pressure to (something) I let up on the gas pedal.

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“Let up on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20up%20on. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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