Meaning of “let something/someone slide” in the English Dictionary

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"let something/someone slide" in American English

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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)