let someone go

let someone go
let (someone) go to end someone's employment.

It was too bad that we had to let him go.

The company has let go about 70 contract engineers.

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • let someone know — To inform someone • • • Main Entry: ↑let * * * let someone know phrase to tell someone something Let me know when he arrives. Thesaurus: to tell someone something, or to give informationsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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  • let someone or something be — let (someone or something) be see ↑let, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑be let (someone or something) be : to not bother or touch (someone or something) Please let [=leave] me be. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone slide — let (someone/something) slide to not do anything about someone or something. She misbehaved a bit when she got here, and I let her slide because she was in a strange city. It s easy to let exercise slide when you feel bad, but that s when you… …   New idioms dictionary

  • let (someone) in on (something) — to tell someone a secret. Bill, could you let me in on your techniques for getting along with girls? The plan was so well guarded they only let three people in on it. Related vocabulary: horn in on someone/something, in on something …   New idioms dictionary

  • let (someone) off easy — 1. to give someone a light punishment. Stern let Robbins off easy, suspending him for just three games. 2. to demand less effort from someone. She laughed at the suggestion that people are letting her off easy now that she is 81 …   New idioms dictionary

  • let someone loose (on something) — phrase to let someone do what they want to do without watching or controlling them Don’t let the children loose on the paints. Thesaurus: to not limit something, or to not be limitedsynonym Main entry: loose …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone alone — let (someone) alone to not annoy or interrupt someone. I tried to keep my promise not to call her, to let her alone to think, but finally I needed to talk to her …   New idioms dictionary

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