Is "it's letting up" a general expression? And can I only use this expression when the raining stops?
When something is "letting up," it means it is lessening in intensity or frequency. It is most commonly used to refer to weather, like rain, but can also be used to describe other situations as well, such as an action being performed by a person. Ex: The athletes were performing well, so the coach let up (reduced the intensity) on their practice a bit. Ex: The protesters stated they would not let up (reduce the intensity) on their fight for justice.
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