(redirected from let alone)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


An agreement between two parties whereby one party allows the other to use his/her property for a certain period of time in exchange for a periodic fee. The property covered in a lease is usually real estate or equipment such as an automobile or machinery. There are two main kinds of leases. A capital lease is long-term and ownership of the asset transfers to the lessee at the end of the lease. An operating lease, on the other hand, is short-term and the lessor retains all rights of ownership at all times.


To rent out.

References in classic literature ?
I guess I've done more than my share of card-playing and whiskey-drinking, but women I've let alone.
But come, now - would you rather be an old maid - let alone the pauper?
The direct way is hardly ever the way they take to anything-- let alone a matter like this, in which the slightest mistake might be fatal to their reaching their end.
He sleeps sound,' he said within himself; 'yet he's that up to me and that noticing of me that my getting out of my chair may wake him, when a rattling peal won't; let alone my touching of him.
If he's anything of a gen'l'm'n, he's vurth a shillin' a day, let alone the arrands.
It is as fine a picture as any Miss Reed's drawing-master could paint, let alone the young ladies themselves, who could not come near it: and have you learnt French?
So long as it is let alone, it takes its own course.
For one thing, neither Nico nor Dani can understand, let alone articulate, exactly what's going on between them.
But according to a recent report from the General Accounting Office, it's not clear that making this switch would save any lives, let alone 600.
McWilliams challenges recent pundits who have claimed that there is an inventory glut, saying "there is no rational way to suggest the current Inventory to Sales ratio in the broad tech industry is a leading indication the current up-cycle is about to come to an end let alone reverse.
My column was maybe half done; if I left, I wouldn't be able to finish, let alone send the story.
But the shadow of his former achievements weighs heavily on his'90s output, and his current collaborators show no sign of ever getting any better, let alone helping Morrissey mature gracefully.