English Phrases : Let It Ride

What is meant by the phrase Let It Ride?

By Mr. Sanjiv, Mumbai, India - 30th June-2007

When you tell someone to
let something ride, it means that you want the person to let that something remain as it is. In other words, you are telling the person not to do anything about a particular situation. You are asking him not to take any action. You are telling the person not to do anything about it. You are asking him to ignore it.

Here are few examples.

• Don't bother about cleaning the cupboard just now. Let it ride for a day or two.

• The Chairman asked Rama to have the report ready in two days time. But she let it ride for a week before she started working on it.

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