I would like to know the meaning of "1".

I wonder why she said "1".


1. Never let it be said that I can't let sleeping dogs lie

What do you think she should say?

Clive

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Honestly I'm not really sure of my understanding here. I could think of 2 possible meanings:

Initially, lie is a verb that has several meanings. The most common meanings are two:

1-to lie; to sleep

2-to lie; to say a lie.


1-"Don't allow others to say that I can't let sleeping dogs complete their sleeping."

Although she seems certain that the dog shredded her papers but she cares about what others could say about her if she wakes him up. It would be something inappropriate to do overall.


2-Don't allow others to say that you accused sleeping dogs of a "lie". You can't.

The dog couldn't speak, but by his actions. He most likely shredded her papers, then immediately went to sleep in order to not be punished and she didn't see him while he was tearing up her papers. So, you can't let him lie if he were sleeping.


I tend to the first meaning more than the second one.

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MoonriseHonestly I'm not really sure of my understanding here.

That is because "let sleeping dogs lie" is an idiom. It is pretty common.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20sleeping%20dogs%20lie

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MoonriseHonestly I'm not really sure of my understanding here.

That is because "let sleeping dogs lie" is an idiom. It is pretty common.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20sleeping%20dogs%20lie

Really! I don't know. Never heard it before. Thank you for the new info. Based on the link, did she mean to say

"Never let it be said I can't ignore the problem."

Does the word"dogs" in the idiom refer to the problem?


Thank you very much

MoonriseDoes the word"dogs" in the idiom refer to the problem?

No, it refers to Rudy - the culprit sleeping on the sofa.


https://englishstudyonline.org/let-sleeping-dogs-lie/

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Thank you very much!

I don't understand "1" and I would like to know why she said "1".

No, never let it be said that I can't let the sleeping dogs lie.


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AlpheccaStars
MoonriseDoes the word"dogs" in the idiom refer to the problem?

No, it refers to Rudy - the culprit sleeping on the sofa.


https://englishstudyonline.org/let-sleeping-dogs-lie/

Thank you for your answer. I think I got it.

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Thank you very much!

I don't understand "1" and I would like to know why she said "1".

No, never let it be said that I can't let the sleeping dogs lie.


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