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    #1

    but don't let it get out of hand.

    Be careful about lending money. Small amounts aren't usually a problem, but don't let it get out of hand.


    I wonder if "it" is "small amounts" or anything in the next sentence.
    but don't let it get out of hand.

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    #2

    Re: but don't let it get out of hand.

    Hi,

    IMO, "it" here refers to "lending money", meaning that lending big amounts of money might become a problem out of control.

    out of hand

    not well controlled get out of hand: We decided to leave before things got out of hand.





    (from MacMillan Dictionary)

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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