live and let live Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “live and let live” in the English Dictionary

"live and let live" in British English

See all translations

live and let live

said to ​mean that ​people should ​accept the way other ​people live and ​behave, ​especially if they do things in a different way
(Definition of live and let live from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"live and let live" in American English

See all translations

live and let live

to ​accept things as they are and not ​try to ​change them: We ​think the ​bestapproach to having ​wolves here is to live and ​let live.
(Definition of live and let live from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “live and let live”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自己活也让别人活, 互相宽容…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自己活也讓別人活, 互相寬容…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More