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Let us.‘let's meet for a drink sometime’
- ‘In this game of musical chairs, let's try and make sure everyone gets a seat.’
- ‘There's a bit of a welcoming committee on the tarmac so let's go over and see who's here.’
- ‘If not, let's all hope that a rising stock market will not conceal the next wave of potential disasters.’
- ‘In that case, let's use the laws of the land and fine the horse owners every time their horses mess the streets.’
- ‘For those of us with limited knowledge of the game, let's put it in context.’
- ‘If they want to make a statement about it by not playing there, then let's drop the matter.’
- ‘We have been told if we don't like the plans they won't go ahead, but let's see.’
- ‘So let's consider the safer subject of the media elsewhere, and see if there is anything we might learn.’
- ‘If politicians really want to stop terror then let's leave out the macho tough talk and get down to business.’
- ‘However, let's hope we never have to decide, as four Majors is definitely enough.’
- ‘We have had gold medallists if not galore, then aplenty, so let's consult them.’
- ‘I agree that we should be striving to equalise level of provision, but let's bring it up, not down.’
- ‘All that fighting is in the past, so let's get real and live in the present and not dwell on facts which get in the way of the action.’
- ‘First up, let's establish the fact that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a quitter.’
- ‘So come on you apathetic lot, let's hear your feeble excuses for staying away.’
- ‘Now, let's get back to the issue of the referendum being passed by such a narrow margin.’
- ‘I can think of many worthwhile areas where this money could be spent, so let's not trivialise it.’
- ‘I've probably overdosed you on the slushy stuff, so let's talk about boxing instead.’
- ‘Most endings can also be seen as a new beginning so let's keep our fingers crossed.’
- ‘It's a long story, but let's just say he's learned not to bite the hand that feeds him.’
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