What does live and let live mean?


Idiom Meaning:

to accept other people (and their opinions) as they are


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Three’s Company “A Night Not to Remember” (1982)

Time of Scene: n/a

Ralph Furley: Now hear this! I’m an easygoing guy! Live and let live, I always say! What’s good for the goose is nobody else’s business but the gander’s! But sometimes you gotta draw the line! Call ’em as you see ’em! Stand up and be counted! The buck stops here! Is that clear? Now, this wasn’t easy for me to say. But you two had it coming!


John Tucker Must Die (2006)

Time of Scene: 01:09:00

Basketball Coach: What the hell?

Coach Williams: I think this belongs to you, Coach. I found it in my bed.

John Tucker: Coach, make her let go.

Basketball Coach: Let go.

Basketball Coach:Live and let live” is what I say, Tucker. Takes all kinds to build a freeway. But I am not equipped for this kind of weirdness this close to the playoffs!

Kate: I guess it was four instead of three. Sorry.

Coach Williams: Show’s over ladies. Back to your rooms. Show’s over! Back to your rooms.


Starship Troopers (1997)

Time of Scene: 00:53:00

Net Correspondent: No one here in the AQZ knows exactly when the invasion of klendathu will occur. But everyone’s talking about it and the talk says tomorrow. Here’s a bunch of M.I. kids that look like they could eat bugs for lunch.

Dizzy Flores: Yum, yum, yum.

Net Correspondent: So trooper, you’re not too worried about fighting the Arachnids?

Ace Levy: Hey shoot a nuke down a bug hole, you got a lot of dead bugs am I right?

Kitten Smith: I just hope it’s not over before we get some.

Net Correspondent: Some say the bugs were provoked by the intrusion of humans into their natural habitat, that a live-and-let-live policy is preferable to war with the bugs.

Johnny Rico: Let me tell you something. I’m from Buenos Aires, and I say kill them all!

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