to let go

Idiom Definition

"to let go"

to leave behind, to relinquish, to release

Idiom Definition - to let go

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to let go

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Why are you so upset?

Friend 2:  My boyfriend can be such a idiot.  He makes me so angry sometimes.

Friend 1:  What did he do?

Friend 2:  He always leaves the cap off the toothpaste.

Friend 1:  Seriously?  That's why you're upset?  Perhaps you should just let it go.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to let go

A husband and wife are talking just after the husband has arrived home from work ...

Wife:  What's the matter, sweetheart?

Husband:  I didn't have a very good day at work.

Wife:  Why?  What happened?

Husband:  I was let go.

Wife:  They fired you?  You are out of work? You don't have a job?

Husband:  Yes.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - to let go

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was you week?

Friend 2:  It was crazy busy and extremely stressful. I always have to stay in complete control.

Friend 1:  Let's go out and have some fun tonight.

Friend 2:  Excellent idea.  I really need to let go and just have fun.


to let go - Usage:



To let it go often refers to releasing your mind from something that is troubling you.

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to let go - Gerund Form:

Letting go can be a great way to relieve stress and anxiety.

to let go - Examples:

1)  Anger is fine if you know when to let go and Gingrich seems to have a problem with that.

2)  You'll want to let go of those that don't " get " who you are now.

3)  This time, however, I am finding it very difficult to let go.

4)  With my own children (and clients) its a lot easier to let go of a few things if you get to keep other items.

5)  As much as I loved mocking them, it was time to let go.

6)  When you let us know it is time to let go, we'll let go.

7)  This is the body's most obvious mechanism to let go of stress and tension

8)  I just need to let go and let the process take me over.

9)  I think it is important to remember that it is sometimes through learning to let go that we find the path that will lead us to where we are supposed to be.

10)  I just never know when to let go.

11)  I think about all the times we've wanted to let go and didn't.

12)  I was feeling much less bothered - because I was suddenly able to let go of the notion that I'd failed.

13)  Time for me to let go of that grudge from the past.

14)  I have a laptop, iphone, and psp yet i still am able to let go for 10 minutes.

15)  The country has been separate for a while, sometimes it is better to let go and move on.

16)  We are going to ask her to let go of her inward focus and answer questions about her pain level.

17)  The main theme is being brave, finding the courage to let go.

18)  Celebrate the willingness you have to let go of the past and step into the joy of being free.

19)  This is a touching and deeply moving story about past love and having to let go before you can take the next step forward.

20)  That's part of learning how to let go with integrity and maturity.