Idiom – Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Idiom of the Day
Not getting involved (ignoring) and leaving the situation as it is.
The idiom ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’ is a proverbial saying that was very popularly used in the 13th century to wake up the sleeping dogs, which may cause harm to the person who is waking up the sleeping dog.
Rose: I feel really sad for that older woman as those men are mistreating her. Do you think that we should help her?
John: Although I feel sorry for her, it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie as these men seem to be rough and boisterous.
Keith: I think I should help John prepare for the exams; this, unfortunately, is his 5th attempt.
Rose: Yes, Poor boy, I feel so bad for him
Keith: That’s why I have decided to coach him!
Rose: Although it’s a great idea, it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie, as his parents may not like our interference in their son’s life.
Keith: Oh, Okay! Then I will drop the idea.
Understand the usage of the Idiom in the Sentences:
- She thought of suggesting her ideas but decided to let sleeping dogs lie as the manager would disapprove of it
- I think it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie instead of talking about the previous day’s argument.
- Rose remained silent and decided to let sleeping dogs lie, instead of quarrelling
- Jack wanted to express her feelings but then decided to let sleeping dogs lie.
- Don’t ask him about the incident again. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.