leave you to it

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase leave you to it

Meaning

You can say this to someone when you're leaving, esp. if they're busy doing something.

For example

  • After I'd fixed her computer, I said, "OK, then. I'll leave you to it, but let me know if it crashes again."

  • "You're busy now, so we'll leave you to it. But come over later if you like."

Quick Quiz

Marian said, "I'll leave you to it." The person she spoke to

a. was leaving with her

b. was doing something

c. wasn't doing anything

Contributor: Matt Errey