Let sleeping dogs lie
Do not stir up a problem that has lain quiet for some time.
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My doctor insisted that once I filed this piece I lie down on my bed and not get out.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Science imitates nature as researchers dream up robotic dogs, cheetahs, sharks and even cockroaches.
I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.
I was told before my first trip that no city in the world offered the dreams you could have sleeping in Havana.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I knew it was a lie from the beginning,” Patrick told WLOS.
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
The reveillée of the sleeping Mexicans was the discharge of our two field-pieces loaded with canister.
In truth, it was so intently engaged with a sleeping seal that it had not observed the approach of the sledge.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.
Idioms and Phrases with Let sleeping dogs lie
Allow inactive problems to remain so, as in Jane knew she should report the accident but decided to let sleeping dogs lie. This injunction to avoid stirring up trouble was already a proverb in the 13th century. It alludes to waking up a fierce watchdog and has been stated in English since the late 1300s.