leave well alone


leave well alone
Leave well alone
If you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it, either physically or metaphorically.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • leave well alone — leave/let/well alone phrase to avoid trying to improve or change something that is satisfactory Sometimes it’s better to just leave well alone. Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave well alone — leave/let well alone British, American & Australian, American to leave something the way it is, because trying to improve it might make it worse. In cases of back trouble, it s difficult to know whether to operate or leave well alone. I m not… …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave well alone —    If you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it, either physically or metaphorically.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you leave well alone, you decide not to interfere with or change something that is acceptable… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • leave well alone — British & Australian, American to not change or try to improve something that is not causing any problems. So long as the machine still does what you want it to, my advice is to leave well alone. Surgeons are aware that every operation carries… …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave well alone — ► leave (or let) well alone refrain from interfering with or trying to improve something. Main Entry: ↑well …   English terms dictionary

  • Leave well alone —   If you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it, either physically or metaphorically …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Leave You Alone — Infobox Song Name = Leave You Alone Artist = Girlicious Recorded = 2007 Genre = Pop, R B Label = Geffen Records Producer = Robin Antin, Ron Fair Certification = Chart position = Last single = This single = Leave You Alone Next single = Like Me… …   Wikipedia

  • leave well enough alone — leave (or let) well enough alone refrain from interfering with or trying to improve something that is satisfactory or adequate as it is * * * leave well enough alone see ↑leave, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑alone leave well enough alone (or Brit leave… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave well enough alone — See: LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave well enough alone — See: LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE …   Dictionary of American idioms


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