Let-go meaning

To emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation.
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Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.

Please, Mom, can you let me go to her party?

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(intransitive, with of and , with object before go) To release from one's grasp; to go from a state of holding on to a state of no longer holding on.

You're hurting him! Let him go! Let go of the phone.

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(euphemistic) To dismiss from employment.

The secretary didn't work out, so her boss told her she was being let go.

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(euphemistic) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
  • (euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight.
    Wow, dude! You've really let yourself go this time!.
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