Hey guys! Welcome to [Phrases] today!
Literally, the meaning of this phrase is that let people do not wake up the sleeping dog.
We usually use this phrase to express the meaning of “to leave a situation alone so as to avoid worsening it”.
There are some other interesting phrases about “let”. Follow me to learn about them!
1. let your hair down
It means to cease acting formally or conservatively.
Come on, Jim, this is a party! Let your hair down and go a little wild!
Train yourself to complete the work at hand before you let your hair down.
2. don’t let it out of this room
Don’t reveal this information to anyone else.
Greg got the promotion, but don’t let it out of this room—the boss will officially announce it later today.
Don’t let it out of this room. You won’t tell a soul, right?
3. let off steam
To release strong emotions or energy by engaging in some kind of enjoyable, vigorous, or relaxing activity.
I went on a run to let off steam after our fight.
When work gets frustrating, I like to go bowling to let off some steam.
4. let the cat out of the bag
It means to reveal a secret.
How did Mom find out we were planning a surprise party for her? Who let the cat out of the bag?
We planned to give her a surpriseparty, but he let the cat out of the bag.
5. let bygones be bygones
To stop focusing on something that happened in the past.
I said I was sorry—can’t we let bygones be bygones?
You should just forget about it. Let bygones be bygones.
That’s all for [Phrases] today. Now try to make at least one sentence with the phrases that you like! That will help you to remember them.
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