Posted by R. Berg on August 25, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Slide posted by ESC on August 25, 2003
: : : What's the meaning of "Slide" in this lyrics (Rock Band: goo goo dolls):
: : : "I wanna wake up where you are
: : : I won't say anything at all
: : : So why don't you slide
: : : Yeah I'm gonna let it slide"
: : : I think it sounds like "Relax",i'm not sure! isn't?
: : : Thanks in advance!
: : From Merriam-Webster online -- slide, meaning No. 4:
: 4 a : to move or pass smoothly or easily b : to pass unnoticed or unremarked
"Let it slide" uses Meaning 4b in that dictionary entry. To let something slide is to stop calling attention to it. "Joe hasn't paid back that ten dollars he borrowed a month ago, but I know he's been ill, so I'll let it slide."