To leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.
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Eventually, they decided it would be best to let sleeping dogs lie and not discuss the matter any further.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Let Sleeping Dogs LieNot to invite trouble, to be calm and avoid stirring any possible trouble
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