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Meaning of LET ALONE

Pronunciation:  let u'lown

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  much less; "she can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal"
 Synonyms: not to mention



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Let"-a*lone"\ (l[e^]t"[.a]*l[=o]n"), a.
Letting alone.

{The let-alone} {principle, doctrine, or policy}. (Polit.
   Econ.) See {Laissez faire}.

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