laisser faire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French laisser faire.

Adjective[edit]

laisser faire (comparative more laisser faire, superlative most laisser faire)

  1. Alternative form of laissez faire

Noun[edit]

laisser faire (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of laissez faire

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

laisser faire

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) Let someone do as they please.
    Je le laisse faire ce qu'il veut quand il est dans cet état.
    I let him do as he please whenever he gets like that.
  2. (idiomatic, intransitive) To not intervene.
  3. (idiomatic, reflexive) Not to react to things done to oneself.