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English definition of “let something/someone slide”

let something/someone slide

to not do anything about something or someone when you should try to change or correct that thing or person: I knew he wasn’t telling me everything, but I decided to let it slide. It’s easy to let exercise slide in the suburbs where you have to drive your car all the time.
(Definition of let something/someone slide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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