Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

no sign of letting up

let upletting upno sign of letting upno sign of things letting up
Meaning(s)
1) diminish, become less unpleasant or intense
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    • there's no sign of the rain letting up just yet
  • Analysis

    The expression ‘there is no sign of things letting up’ means that there is no indication that things are going to become easier or more pleasant to handle. If something ‘lets up’ it becomes reduced or less forceful. You might use this expression during a busy period in work to let others know the hard work is expected to continue. This is a casual phrase used in both social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I was hoping to have a barbecue this evening, but it's been raining all day and there's no sign of it letting up! 
    2. He is very hard on his son. He makes him study for hours every day, get up early every morning and work hard at the weekends. I think he needs to let up on him a little bit.
    3. My teacher gives us so much homework, it just doesn't let up. We have three essays due this week.
    4. The trend for fast fashion is growing. It doesn't show any sign of letting up any time soon.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. With the deadline fast approaching, the boss really isn't letting up on us. We're being asked to work very long hours.
    2. The surge in the company's share price shows no sign of letting up. Who knows how much higher it will go?
    3. I wish the manager would let up on David. He puts too much pressure on him.
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