E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Let Drive (To).
To attack; to fall foul of. A Gallicism. Se laisser aller à i.e. to go without restraint.
Thou knowest my old ward; here I [Falstaff] lay, and thus I bore my point. Four rogues in buckram let drive at me These four came all a-front, and mainly thrust at me.Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 4.