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    Default to let sleeping dog lie = to let well alone; not to look for trouble

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following English text?

    “Emerging from the “pastry-cook’s”, Soames’ first impulse was to vent his nerves by saying to his daughter: :”Dropping your handkerchief!” to which her reply might well be: “I picked that up from you.” His second impulse therefore was to let sleeping dogs lie. “

    to let sleeping dog lie = to let well alone; not to look for trouble

    Thank you for your trouble.

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    Default Re: to let sleeping dog lie = to let well alone; not to look for trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following English text?

    “Emerging from the “pastry-cook’s”, Soames’ first impulse was to vent his nerves by saying to his daughter: :”Dropping your handkerchief!” to which her reply might well be: “I picked that up from you.” His second impulse therefore was to let sleeping dogs lie. “

    to let sleeping dog lie = to let well alone; not to look for trouble

    Thank you for your trouble.

    Regards,

    V.
    Yes that's right vil.

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