Let it wag, let it slide, let it go, let it slip, let it sink, let it pass. The last word varies, but the meaning is always the same : ‘Let the world do what it likes. I regard the course of events with complete unconcern. It matters nothing to me what it does as long as it leaves me alone.’ A sixteenth-century philosopher decided to ‘let the world wag and take mine ease in mine inn’.
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