Meaning of let someone or something be in English:

let someone or something be


  • Stop interfering with someone or something.

    ‘let him be—he knows what he wants’
    • ‘He stopped frozen and let me be, which was the best choice he could have made.’
    • ‘Irritated, she turned to me at a noisy high school basketball game, complaining that I should let things be, stop applying words to our friends, stop seeking motives and positing consequences.’
    • ‘Nobody likes a control freak, so stop being a bossyboots and let things be.’
    • ‘That includes recognizing without anxiety the sources of your tension and letting them be.’
    • ‘She has a wonderful acceptance of the world, of letting things be.’
    • ‘Not everybody is content with letting things be.’