leave\ well\ enough\ alone

leave\ well\ enough\ alone
• let well enough alone
• leave well enough alone
v. phr.
To be satisfied with what is good enough; not try to improve something because often that might cause more trouble.

John wanted to make his kite go higher, but his father told him to let well enough alone because it was too windy.

Ed polished up his car until his friends warned him to leave well enough alone.

Ethel made a lot of changes in her test paper after she finished. She should have let well enough alone, because she made several new mistakes.

Compare: let ride

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

  • leave well enough alone — if you do more you could cause more trouble    If I cause a problem, I apologize. Then I leave well enough alone …   English idioms

  • leave well enough alone — to allow something to stay as it is because doing more would not improve it. I thought about rewriting the letter, but I decided to leave well enough alone …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave well enough alone — verb To leave something alone; to avoid attempts to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficient We should have left well enough alone when we had it working the first time. Syn: if it aint broke, dont fix it, never change a running system …   Wiktionary

  • leave well enough alone — be satisfied with something that is good enough You should let well enough alone and be happy with your work schedule the way it is …   Idioms and examples

  • leave well enough alone — Synonyms and related words: abstain, abstain from, avoid, be blind to, be caught out, be conservative, be content, be inattentive, be pleased, be reconciled to, be unwary, blink at, butt out, connive at, disregard, do nothing, do without, eschew …   Moby Thesaurus

  • leave well enough alone — don t interfere, don t get involved …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leave well enough alone — idi to avoid changing something that is satisfactory …   From formal English to slang