- Idiom – Let sleeping dogs lie.
- Meaning – This idiomatic expression means you should leave something alone if it might cause trouble. This idiom advises you to leave inactive problems alone.
- This idiom is commonly given as advice to someone who may be about to instigate some kind of trouble or cause a problem.
- The words in this idiom – let sleeping dogs lie – let the listener imagine there is a ferocious or scary dog sleeping. They are being advised not to wake this dangerous dog!
- “Don’t ask him about his divorce. It’s best to let sleeping dogs lie!”
- Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.