Idiomatics, Expressions, Phrasal verbs using LET.
Let alone: « much less »
I’ve never been to Europe, let alone in Italy.
I’ve never met a politician, let alone the President.
Let go: it can mean « to dismiss »
The boss let 6 persons go last month.
They were let go last month.
Let’s hope:when you express a hope.
Let’s hope you pass your exam.
Yes, let’s hope so.
Let’s say, let’s suppose: we’re talking about hypothetical events.
Let’s say that you were director. Will you invest or increase your salary?
Let’s suppose that he’s not here. What do you do?
Let me see, Let me think: you need time to think, you ask somebody to give you time.
You want pocket money? Let me think. When I get your school report, we’ll talk about it. OK?
Your exercise is difficult? Let me see if I can help you.
UP / DOWN:
Let up:when the rain is going to stop.
I hope the rain will let up soon. I want to run.
Let your hair down: keep relax, enjoy life, enjoy yourself, lose your inhibitions…
During the carnival, everybody let their hair down and have fun.
Don’t let it get you down: Something bad happen? Don’t be sad, stay cheerful.
Don’t worry: everybody can make mistakes. Don’t let it get you down.
To feel let down: when you’re disappointed about something.
You didn’t answer me back, I fell let down.
ON / OFF:
Let on: you let somebody say something.
Don’t let on that she’s your girlfriend.
Let me off: Maybe you did something wrong, but you’re not punished, you’re excused.
The policeman let me off with a warning.
I made something wrong, but my boss let me off.
Let me off the hook: you did something wrong, but you’re not punished.
He was supposed to help us, but he was let off the hook: he has an exam next week.
Let off steam: when you get rid of excess energy, frustration, stress…
You need to evacuate stress, you let off steam.
When I’m stressed, I go to the park and I run: I let off steam.
After your exams, go to a party, have fun, keep relax, let off steam !
IN / OUT:
Let in: you ask somebody, visitors or guest enter.
Peter, open the door and let him in, please.
Light, water can enter:
His house is nice, but there is no window in the kitchen to let in light.
Let somebody out: you allow a person, an animal to leave the place.
Please, open the door and let the cat out.