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  • let sleeping dogs lie — phrase to leave a person or situation alone if they might cause you trouble Don’t ask him again. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie. Thesaurus: to not act, or to not do somethingsynonym Main entry: sleep * * * I see …   Useful english dictionary

  • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie — is the sixth book in the Hank the Cowdog series of children s novels by John R. Erickson. It is preceded by Faded Love and followed by The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob .Like almost all the Hank the Cowdog books, this one begins with… …   Wikipedia

  • let sleeping dogs lie — If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn t disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • let sleeping dogs lie — ► let sleeping dogs lie proverb avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference. Main Entry: ↑sleep …   English terms dictionary

  • let sleeping dogs lie — Cf. early 14th cent. Fr. n’esveillez pas lou chien qui dort, wake not the sleeping dog. c 1385 CHAUCER Troilus & Criseyde III. 764 It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. x. D1v It is euill wakyng of a… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • let sleeping dogs lie —    If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn t disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you tell someone to let sleeping dogs lie, you are asking… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • let sleeping dogs lie — to not talk about things which have caused problems in the past, or to not try to change a situation because you might cause problems. His parents never referred to the shoplifting incident again. I suppose they thought it best to let sleeping… …   New idioms dictionary

  • let sleeping dogs lie — Do not make (someone) angry and cause trouble or danger; do not make trouble if you do not have to. A proverb. * /Don t tell Father that you broke the window. Let sleeping dogs lie./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let sleeping dogs lie — Do not make (someone) angry and cause trouble or danger; do not make trouble if you do not have to. A proverb. * /Don t tell Father that you broke the window. Let sleeping dogs lie./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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

  • let\ sleeping\ dogs\ lie — proverb Do not make (someone) angry and cause trouble or danger; do not make trouble if you do not have to. Don t tell Father that you broke the window. Let sleeping dogs lie …   Словарь американских идиом

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