let alone

a) Much less; to say nothing of;

I didnt even notice it, let alone mind it. [I didnt even notice it, so certainly I didnt mind it.]

2. verb
To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.

I wish he would let me alone so I could get some sleep.


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  • Let-alone — Let a*lone (l[e^]t [.a]*l[=o]n ), a. Letting alone. [1913 Webster] {The let alone principle}, {The let alone doctrine}, or {The let alone policy}. (Polit. Econ.) See {Laissez faire}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • let-alone — letˈ alone noun (Shakespeare) Absence of restraint, freedom adjective 1. Refraining from interference 2. Leaving things to themselves • • • Main Entry: ↑let * * * let alone, n. and attrib. see let v.1 18 …   Useful english dictionary

  • let alone — (do something) and to an even greater degree do something. We were trapped in a situation you can barely imagine, let alone understand. Usage notes: used to emphasize the extreme character of something Related vocabulary: not to mention… …   New idioms dictionary

  • let alone — This is used to emphasise how extreme something could be: We hadn t got the money to phone home, let alone stay in a hotel. This emphasises the utter impossibility of staying in a hotel …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • let alone — index forswear, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • let alone — adverb much less (Freq. 3) she can t boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal • Syn: ↑not to mention * * * phrasal 1. : to say nothing of : not to mention …   Useful english dictionary

  • let alone — {conj. phr.} 1. Even less; certainly not. Used after a negative clause. * /I can t add two and two, let alone do fractions./ * /Jim can t drive a car, let alone a truck./ Compare: MUCH LESS, NOT TO MENTION. 2.[let alone] or[leave alone] {v.} To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let alone — {conj. phr.} 1. Even less; certainly not. Used after a negative clause. * /I can t add two and two, let alone do fractions./ * /Jim can t drive a car, let alone a truck./ Compare: MUCH LESS, NOT TO MENTION. 2.[let alone] or[leave alone] {v.} To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let\ alone — conj. phr. 1. Even less; certainly not. Used after a negative clause. I can t add two and two, let alone do fractions. Jim can t drive a car, let alone a truck. Compare: much less, not to mention 2. let alone or leave alone v To stay away from;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • let alone — I. phrasal to leave undisturbed < let the flowers alone >; also to leave to oneself < wanted to be let alone > II. conjunction Date: 1765 to say nothing of ; not to mention used especially to emphasize the improbability of a contrasting example < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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