Definition of let's in US English:



  • Let us.

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