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

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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 ​exerciseslide in the ​suburbs where you have to ​driveyourcar all the ​time.
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