PROVERB: To "let sleeping dogs lie"

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PROVERB: To "let sleeping dogs lie"

Post  Vincent Law on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:51 pm

To "Let sleeping dogs lie"
Do not instigate trouble; Leave something alone if it might cause trouble. To not talk about things which have caused problems in the past, or to not try to change a situation because you might cause problems.
Ex: His parents never referred to the shoplifting incident again. I suppose they thought it best to let sleeping dogs lie."
"It wasn't that we didn't want to improve the school - it was more a case of letting sleeping dogs lie."
"Jill: Should I ask the boss if he's upset at my coming in late in the mornings? Jane: If he hasn't said anything about it, just let sleeping dogs lie."
"I thought I would ask Jill if she wanted me to pay her back right away, but then I decided to let sleeping dogs lie."

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