The let-alone policy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The let-alone policy (Polit. Econ) See Laissez faire.
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Usage

In literature:

First: the let-alone policy; every man to look out for number one.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
Beyond that, it is the policy of the Government to let campers alone.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Eliot, thoroughly disgusted, and realizing that it was the worst sort of policy to coax such a fellow, let him alone.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
The letting-alone policy was all very well, but it would not do to have the girl die on her hands.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She concluded the wisest policy was to let her sister alone, and to go to sleep herself as fast as possible.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Accordingly, the policy which I advocate is not the let-alone policy.
"The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It" by R. W. Beers
Unfortunately he abandoned the policy of letting the caricaturists alone.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
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