let well enough alone

[let well enough alone] or [leave well enough alone] {v. phr.} Tobe satisfied with what is good enough; not try to improve somethingbecause often that might cause more trouble.

John wanted to makehis kite go higher, but his father told him to let well enough alonebecause it was too windy.

Ed polished up his car until his friendswarned him to leave well enough alone.

Ethel made a lot of changesin her test paper after she finished. She should have let well enoughalone, because she made several new mistakes.

Compare: LET RIDE.