Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
let it go
let golet it go
1) release or give (something) up
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
let go of your anger, let go from job
To 'let something go' can mean to physically release it or to let it free. "He was finally able to let the pain from his terrible childhood go." "If you let that rabbit go it will escape in seconds." It can also mean to dismiss something or chose not to react to it."I am going to let that comment go and assume that you didn't express yourself very well." "He made some unsavoury remarks but I let them go this time."It can also mean to dismiss someone from work or a job. "The pharmaceutical company let twelve people go from their headquarters in the city earlier today."
Social Examples (Basic)
My therapist told me thatI should let go of my angerif I wanted to feel better.
I know it's bothering you, but I really think you should just let it go.
Hundreds of employeeswill be let go from the tech companynext year, due to a downturn in sales.
Your brother died five years ago.I think it's time to let go and move on.
Don't worry, I'll catch you.Let go of the rope!
Professional Examples (Basic)
Hundreds of employees will be let go from the tech companynext year, due to a downturn in sales.
There was a serious breach of protocol which has to be penalised. I can't justlet it go.
His comments were hurtful but I am preparedto let it goif he apologises.
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