let slide (to)

let slide (to)
 Ignore; not criticize.
 ► “And while preparing for debate today on the party’s landmark Medicare bill, the leadership has let slide its schedule for deficit-reduction legislation next week.” (Wall Street Journal, Oct. 19, 1995, p. 24)

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  • let slide — index ignore, procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • let slide — phrasal : to cease to pay attention to : let go * * * let slide 1. To take no action over 2. To allow to deteriorate through negligence • • • Main Entry: ↑slide * * * let (something) slide informal : to do nothing about ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • let slide — let (someone/something) slide to not do anything about someone or something. She misbehaved a bit when she got here, and I let her slide because she was in a strange city. It s easy to let exercise slide when you feel bad, but that s when you… …   New idioms dictionary

  • let slide — I guess I let things slide at the office during my wife s illness Syn: neglect, pay little/no attention to, not attend to, be remiss about, let something go downhill …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • let slide — Synonyms and related words: be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, default, disregard, fail, gloss over, ignore, lapse, let go, let pass, let ride, let slip, lose sight of, lose track of, neglect, nod, not care for, not get involved, not …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To let slide — Let Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • let slide — allow things to take their natural course of action, not interfere …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Let — Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta, OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Let — Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta, OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slide — [slīd] vi. slid [slid] sliding [ME sliden < OE slidan < IE * (s)leidh , slippery < base * (s)lei , slimy, slippery > LIME1, SLICK, SLIME] 1. to move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance [windows that… …   English World dictionary

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