Allow to escape, set free, as in The police decided to let him go. [c. 1300]
Also, let go of. Release one's hold on, as in Please let go of my sleeve, or Once he starts on this subject, he never lets go. [Early 1400s]
let it go. Allow it to stand or be accepted. For example, Let it go; we needn't discuss it further. This usage is sometimes amplified to let it go at that, meaning “allow matters to stand as they are.” [Late 1800s]
Cease to employ, dismiss, as in They had to let 20 workers go.
Also, let oneself go. Behave without restraint, abandon one's inhibitions; also, neglect one's personal hygiene and appearance. For example, When the music began, Jean let herself go and started a wild dance, or After her husband's death she let herself go, forgetting to bathe and staying in her nightgown all day. The first sense dates from the late 1800s, the second from the early 1900s.
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Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right?’
Luckily enough I have this dedicated flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.
The other songs go in to lesser percentages of “me” as you move along.
At the moment, the only chance I get is when I go do Late Night with Seth Meyers.
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
When the women came, he was preparing to go to the west side for his daily visit with Mrs. Pruitt.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
All Weimar adores him, and people say that women still go perfectly crazy over him.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
To see a part of my scheme, from which I had hoped so much, go wrong before my eyes is maddening!Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton