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let sth ride

informal
to not take any action to stop something wrong or unpleasant, thinking that action may not be necessary or is not yet necessary: Don't panic about the low sales - let it ride for a while till we see if business picks up.
Translations of “let sth ride”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽之任之, 放任自流…
in Chinese (Simplified) 听之任之, 放任自流…
(Definition of let sth ride from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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