Definition of let something drop (or rest) in English:

let something drop (or rest)


  • Say or do no more about a matter.

    ‘you should let it drop, love, it's more trouble than it's worth’
    • ‘We are certainly not going to let it rest until we get an answer, and an answer we can accept.’
    • ‘I'm hoping the prosecution will let it rest now.’
    • ‘Either do something about the situation or let it rest.’
    • ‘He had written to the local MP about the situation and residents would not let it rest.’
    • ‘But James was not prepared to let it rest there, and went on to insist on publishing novels and poems.’
    • ‘‘I just want what is mine. I'm not going to let it rest,’ he said.’
    • ‘In the same defiant way, she decided not to let it rest when she was prescribed a drug she was convinced was inappropriate.’
    • ‘Sam didn't know whether to push the issue or let it rest.’
    • ‘It has upset everybody, we just can't let it rest.’
    • ‘But if the situation is in check, we say let it rest.’