leave someone in peace
Avoid disturbing or bothering someone, as in It's best to leave Dean in peace when he's paying the bills. This expression uses peace in the sense of “undisturbed,” a usage dating from the early 1200s. Also see leave one alone; let be.
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- leave open,
- leave out,
- leave out in the cold,
- leave out of account,
- leave someone alone,
- leave someone in the lurch,
- leave someone to his or her resources,
- leave the door open,
- leave to someone's own devices,
- leave to someone's tender mercies
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