let down

[let down] {v. phr.} 1. To allow to descend; lower.

Harry letthe chain saw down on a rope and then climbed down himself.

2. Torelax; stop trying so hard; take it easy.

The horse let down nearthe end of the race and lost.

The team let down in the fourthquarter because they were far ahead.

Compare: LET GO. 3. To fail todo as well as (someone) expected; disappoint.

The team felt theyhad let the coach down.