Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

leave it with me

leave it with me
1) assume responsibility for dealing with something
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    • leave it with me to sort out
  • Analysis
    Use expression 'leave it with me' when you want to assure or someone else that you will take responsibility for an action. If you say leave it with me it means you intend to deal with the matter at hand or address the problem. For example, if you are working in an office in a supervisory role and someone comes to you to complain about another employee you might say 'leave it with me' as a way of promising you will address the issue with the other person involved.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Don't worry about trying to find a present for John's birthday. Leave it with me and I'll find something suitable.
    2. I don't have the answer to your question but leave it with me and I'll find out the answer for you.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Jason tried hard, but he just wasn't up to the task of sourcing financial backing for this project. In the end I had to tell him to leave it to me because we were getting nowhere.
    2. Sarah couldn't think of a solution on the spot to the problem one of her staff brought to her, so she asked him to leave it with her and promised to get back to him when she had come up with something.
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