Meaning of “let yourself go” in the English Dictionary

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"let yourself go" in British English

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let yourself go

informal to allow yourself to become less attractive or healthy:

It's easy to let yourself go when you've got small kids.

to relax completely and enjoy yourself:

It's a party - let yourself go!

(Definition of “let yourself go” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"let yourself go" in American English

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let yourself go

to take less care of your appearance:

He's gained a lot of weight lately, and kind of let himself go.

(Definition of “let yourself go” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)